Synonyms of savage in English:

savage


See definition of savage

adjective

1‘packs of savage dogs roamed the streets’

SYNONYMS
ferocious, fierce
wild, untamed, undomesticated, feral
predatory, ravening
ANTONYMS

tame

2‘James died after a savage assault at his home near Blackpool’

SYNONYMS
vicious, brutal, cruel, sadistic, ferocious, fierce, violent, bloody, murderous, homicidal, bloodthirsty, bestial, brutish, barbaric, barbarous, merciless, ruthless, pitiless, heartless, inhuman, harsh, callous, cold-blooded
archaic fell, sanguinary

3‘Calvert launched a savage attack on European free-trade policy’

SYNONYMS
fierce, blistering, scathing, searing, stinging, devastating, mordant, trenchant, caustic, cutting, biting, withering, virulent, vitriolic
ANTONYMS

mild, gentle

4‘the decision was a savage blow for the town’

SYNONYMS
severe, crushing, devastating, crippling, terrible, awful, dreadful, dire, catastrophic, calamitous, ruinous
mortal, lethal, fatal

5‘a savage race’

SYNONYMS
primitive, uncivilized, unenlightened, non-literate, in a state of nature, heathen
wild, barbarian, barbarous, barbaric
archaic rude
ANTONYMS

civilized

6‘the most savage landscape you are likely to see in the Pyrenees’

SYNONYMS
rugged, rough, wild, inhospitable, uninhabitable

noun

1‘the mother of one of the victims has described his assailants as savages’

SYNONYMS
brute, beast, monster, barbarian, ogre, demon, sadist, animal

2‘she had expected mud huts and savages’

SYNONYMS
barbarian, wild man, wild woman, primitive, heathen
cannibal

verb

1‘11-year-old Kelly was savaged by two Rottweilers’

SYNONYMS
maul, attack, tear to pieces, lacerate, claw, bite, mutilate, mangle
worry

2‘British critics savaged the film’

SYNONYMS
criticize severely, attack, lambaste, condemn, flay, shoot down, pillory, revile
informal jump on, tear to pieces, take to pieces, pull apart, take apart, lay into, pitch into, hammer, slam, bash, do a hatchet job on, crucify, give something a battering, roast, skewer, throw brickbats at, knock
British informal slate, rubbish, slag off, monster
North American informal bad-mouth, pummel
Australian, New Zealand informal trash, bag, give someone bondi
archaic excoriate, slash
ANTONYMS

praise, commend, applaud