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savage

mod. excellent. (Collegiate.) Man, Fred is a totally savage guy.
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The skin on the human figure's face is red, green and blue -- like a Star Trek character -- with the green lines on the forehead emphasizing the frowning savageness of its gaze.
The Union stressed in a statement that the Israeli entity confirms day after day its brutality, savageness, terrorism and hostility against the Arab Nation with U.
Cimone's impulsive and violent reaction invites the reader to question the nature of his transformation to become civilized and the enduring presence of his original savageness.
The extent of cruelty and savageness in our Yemeni society is extreme, especially at the hands of its men.
Note here, we do not use the word barbarianism as a synonym of the word savageness in any case, because the word barbarianism is intended to a phase of social tribal organization which has come to the phase of city settlement and the country's fixed borders.
To historical oppressors of Hmong, 'free' entails primitive savageness and inability to assimilate, or to enter the fold of what these outsiders defined as civilization.
Their savageness and ferocity struck utter terror in the hearts and minds of the English living on the frontier.
This fact alone would have made him hate even the name "Christian," but joined to his naturally unrestrained vileness, it further dictated that all Christians should be hunted with unrelenting savageness and perseverance until there was a complete extermination, a wholesale butchery of the believers--from their leaders to the most lowly of persons.
Even as her mind became ravaged by the savageness of her Alzheimer's disease, that quality remained until she could speak no more.
so important to human life that few, if any, whether from savageness, or poverty, or philosophy, ever attempt to do without it.
The irony of it all is that while the barbarism of black South African warriors was often supported by the depiction of their savage way of fighting wars, the cruelties on the English side were presented as gathering scientific data, which again helped to prove the savageness of the enemy.
Our foes'] savageness had not maintained this enterprise and they squandered our love in their hatred.
Aa For all those who prefer to stir the pot, they ought to recall the savageness of one of their own, when Baruch Goldstein, an American-born Israeli physician who was clad in his army uniform and a follower of the infamous racist rabbi, Meir Kahane, who gunned-down 29 Palestinians and wounded 150 others while praying in a mosque in Hebron in 1994.
As in France, the war and its utter savageness had weakened Europe's claims to absolute superiority as a cultural model.
He said: "The savageness and duration of the recession would be far worse under Tory plans to cut spending.