The critics savaged the new play.
A savage jungle.
An example of savage used as an adjective is a savage beast that lives in the jungle.
A savage tribe.
A savage tiger.
- I'll see you in detention.- Ah, savage!
Origin of savage
- Middle English sauvage from Old French from Late Latin salvāticus from Latin silvāticus of the woods, wild from silva forest
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition