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    savage as an adjective and as a noun

    Hi! Is there a difference between "savage" as an adjective and "savage " as a noun?

    According to my dictionary savage as an adjective has the following meanings:


    - (Of an animal or force of nature) fierce, violent, and uncontrolled;

    - Cruel and vicious; aggressively hostile;

    - (Of something bad or negative) very great; severe;

    - (Chiefly in historical or literary contexts) primitive; uncivilized;

    - (Of a place) wild-looking and inhospitable; uncultivated.

    Savage as a noun means:

    -(Chiefly in historical or literary contexts) a member of a people regarded as primitive and uncivilized;

    - A brutal or vicious person;

    - A representation of a bearded and semi-naked man with a wreath of Leaves.

    So, what is the difference between these two sentences?

    - No reading, no writing, made us savage of men (The source is a song called "Hold on")

    -We didn't see the big ideas behind the words you used. We didn't see that you had to name everything to make it exist, and that the

    name you gave something made it what it was. You named us savages so that made us savages. (Here the source is a book called

    "Neither Wolf nor Dog: On Forgotten Roads with an Indian Elder" by Kent Nerburn).

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    Re: savage as an adjective and as a noun

    I am not a teacher.

    This is almost identical to another thread you started 19 minutes earlier. What is your point?

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    #3

    Re: savage as an adjective and as a noun

    Your first is from a rap lyric and is ungrammatical. Don't pay any attention to it.

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    Re: savage as an adjective and as a noun

    Sorry, Roman 55. I thought I hadn't submitted it.
    So, is it correct to say "Their lack of education turned them into savages"?

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    Re: savage as an adjective and as a noun

    Let's not waste any more time on this. It's being extensively debated in WordReference.com.

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