Translation of savage in Spanish:

savage

salvaje, adj.

Pronunciation /ˈsævɪdʒ//ˈsavɪdʒ/

adjective

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    (fierce, wild)
    (beast/attack) salvaje
    (attack/beast) feroz
    (blow) violento
    (criticism/persecution) feroz
    (criticism/persecution) despiadado
    (cuts/reductions) salvaje
    to have a savage temper tener un carácter violento
    • His first period in office as Prime Minister is best known for his savage repression of labour unrest, which earned him the hostility of the Socialist Party and left him little time for social reform.
    • It is a savage attack on the archetypical French liberal bourgeois.
    • A savage attack left me with post-traumatic stress disorder.
    • Other service industries are reacting to excess capacity and weak demand with savage price wars, further depressing prices.
    • These fierce and savage warriors actually consisted of Jutes, Friesians, Angles and Saxons.
    • He looked very much like a savage creature, with his wild, shaggy black hair and infuriated and crazed grin.
    • One would think that they were getting ready to unlock the cage of some savage beast.
    • The publication of the book had brought, besides savage criticism and attack, a compensatory leavening of pleasant new literary acquaintances in its wake.
    • Women are often subjected to a savage and unexpected attack of the maternal instinct in their late thirties and sometimes those who have chosen not to have children come to regret it.
    • Having clarified that, we cannot remain silent during what appears to be a ruthless and savage attack by the media on Charlie's character.
    • The background of Silvia Prieto is the savage capitalism of the market economy while in La ciénaga it is the decrepit world of traditional rural economies.
    • But life had dealt them, and Radio Kilkenny, a savage blow, a knockout punch.
    • We had terrible visions of savage marauders destroying sacred idols, throwing them around with vicious glee.
    • There was a savage dog that barked at me, but at least I had a rest from the hill.
    • This was a cynical and savage attack on the manufactured pop band culture of the 1990s.
    • Young children would be fed to the savage dogs of Persavoran fame.
    • The Servant is a savage indictment of the English class system, and its waning hold over all aspects of the working and cultural life of Britain.
    • His natural gift for writing led him to enjoy hurling savage personal abuse at his Tory opponents, but he was not pleased when his attacks were returned with interest.
    • It is a savage indictment of American political consciousness from one of the most underrated of British film-makers.
    • The actor has launched a savage attack on Hollywood - saying the film industry is full of racists.
    • After five years he escaped to America, from where he continued his savage denunciations of British policy in Ireland and around the world.
    • He explained some things about the human mind, and how mankind began originally as savage hunters, fighting for their food and anything that got in their way.
    • Officials said negotiators had been close to agreement when the IMF made new demands for savage budget cuts.
    • The horrible noises of the savage beasts filled them with fear.
    • They say that music soothes the savage beast, but it can also make the sick feel better.
    • But life among the dogs was savage; no law existed but that of fang and force.
    • The savage attack has been classified as a hate crime by the Police Department.
    • How do you understand the savage cruelty shown by the captors to their prisoners?
    • He shuddered at the thought of those savage beasts.
    • The company's near demise paralleled the savage downturn in market demand, aggravated by an unsupportable overhead structure.
    • We tried to have a debate on serious historical presidents, and you make it into a savage attack on the current president.
    • Tonight, she cheated death by inches when a savage mountain lion attacked.
    • One could never estimate what damage such a natural savage force might bring.
    • Both couples suffer in unhappy marriages, and they deal with their situations through denial, deceit, and savage personal attacks.
    • The alleged victim also claims he was dragged backstage where the savage attack continued.
    • Even his old financial wizardry was in doubt: two loans floated in August failed miserably after savage criticism in the Assembly.
    • His influence on both reports was very great and he was appointed secretary to the Poor Law Commission in 1834, a post which brought him savage criticism.
    • The two combatants charged at each other with weapons drawn and fought like savage beasts.
    • The reality is that he lost the confidence of the company, was attacked by leading artists and attracted a savage motion in the House of Commons which together made his position untenable.
    • I saw the transformation take place, the placid exterior to the violent, savage beast.
    • The company has announced a savage price cut of its videogame system.
    • Writers from La Bruyère to Zola may have likened peasants to savage beasts, but in fact, even within the social structure of the old regime, it was possible for rural productivity to rise significantly.
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    (uncivilized)
    (people/tribe) salvaje
    • Then he tells her of his wild tales of the savage barbarian Conan, and she sees the fire in his eyes.
    • It set all England talking about contemporary painting, and sent the more alert not only to Paris but to museums and collections where they could have a look at primitive, oriental and savage art.
    • Some people argue that capital punishment is a savage act and must be abolished in every state.

noun

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    salvaje feminine
    • The incident scandalised Europeans at the time - a white woman at the mercy of brown savages - and a punitive expedition slaughtered scores of Maori in rescuing her.
    • The film's black characters (many of them white actors in blackface) are either servile or savages.
    • Though destined for success, the novel at first met with criticism: Kostylev was accused of simplifying Ivan's character and portraying Russians as savages.
    • In the mythology of ancient China, Han, the Chinese man, is distinguished from savages and barbarians by two features of his eating habits: he eats cereals and uses fire to process his food.
    • Colonial forces brought the Bible to the heathen and civilization to the savage.
    • His belief that slaves were better off in American chains than in African freedom reflected anthropological ignorance expressed in the blind assumption that all Africans were savages.
    • It was generally accepted that different rules applied when fighting savages than in warfare between European powers.
    • The people there are savages, but they don't attack often.
    • Oh yes, they were hopeless philistines, little better than savages actually.
    • To be thus condescended to by heathen savages was intolerable.
    • Filson depicted the Kentucky frontier as a howling wilderness inhabited by wild beasts and uncivilized savages.
    • It is commonly said that it shows how thin is the veneer of civilisation and how readily we humans can return to the state of primitive savages or animals and once again become blindly destructive.
    • Under Jack's rule, the boys become uncivilized savages.
    • Those who feel whiteness is not worth analysing should investigate how English stereotypes of the Irish as savages became the model for racist profiling of Africans and Asians during the Empire.
    • Shakespeare is not a partisan of the noble savage who lives by instinct alone: rather, it is the savage in man that he fears and detests.
    • The farmers in their turn described the Bedouin as savages and pagans.
    • He'd been told that they are thieves, savages, and barbarians.
    • Not surprisingly, it's a delicate issue for Native Americans, considering the once-prevalent stereotypes of Indians as marauding savages.
    • A savage, if could understand it, would worship it as a god.
    • The Mongols were pagan, brutal savages who were not to be trusted, he declared.

transitive verb

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    atacar salvajemente a
    atacar con fiereza a
    the lion savaged the deer to death el león atacó al ciervo con fiereza y lo mató
    • the movie was savaged by the critics los críticos se ensañaron con la película
    • As someone who has written more than his share of omnibus reviews/poetry chronicles, especially for this magazine, I know the temptation reviewers are subject to by way of savaging thin volumes of verse.
    • Alexander fully expects to be savaged by reviewers again.
    • Marxist critics savaged La Strada as an abandonment of neorealist principles, but as a director, Fellini was never really a neorealist to begin with.
    • As Toronto theatre critics dispense increasingly disparate opinions, some shows are savaged in one rag and lionized in another.
    • Perhaps no other great European choreographer, save Roland Petit, has been as neglected and critically savaged in the United States.
    • Critics across the country savaged the film upon its initial release, dismissing it as directionless and dreary.
    • Pundits lost no time in savaging the weakness of the script, the poverty of the acting and shambolic directing.
    • The $10.5 million show, a haphazard pastiche of various famous Dr. Seuss stories, had been savaged by critics when it debuted in late November.
    • Critics have, predictably, savaged the story, but everyone agrees the show is spectacular.
    • Critics are going to savage this film out of respect to Charade and that's not really fair.
    • Rarely in the history of magazines has a former editor so savaged his successor.
    • Most critics savaged his comedy when it was released last fall, but really, what were they expecting?
    • I have had occasion over the years to savage this or that actor or screenwriter or director in print as part of my work as a film critic.
    • No one savaged the law's delays and inequities more energetically than Dickens, yet no one worried more about the results of revolution and lawlessness.
    • As predicted by many US pundits prior to its release, the film has been relentlessly savaged by the critics, and looks like a surefire contender for one of the worst movies of the year.
    • And the celebrity in question is violently torn down from their pedestal, savaged for as long as it pleases people, and finally cast aside, no longer of any use to anyone,
    • It hardly seems to matter that the critics have universally savaged this show.
    • Critics are savaging a government-funded course in Birmingham where grown-ups are being taught how to text and download ringtones.
    • The book, influenced greatly by him, had largely been savaged by Australian critics and I wanted to see what he himself would make of it.
    • Popular British and Australian historians have savaged the commanders at the Dardanelles as cold-blooded murderers.