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Savages is the label given by Europeans to the people they encountered after Christopher Columbus landed in America. Savages is a good example of how destructive a negative label can be in dehumanizing people, giving them false boundaries, denying them access to equal rights, vilifying the idea of contact with them, defiling their image, belittling them with fake love and compassion, wanting to "help" them by making them be more like you are, and in effect reducing them to the status of permanent stranger.
Many people don't see how much damage is done by giving someone a label, but attempts to diagnose conditions of mental health (i.e. ADD, OCD, ADHD, Aspergers, autism, bi-polar, or schizophrenia) can be no different than labeling people as savages because it will confuse and discourage them or aggravate them and potentially lead to getting pills that were not necessary but refractory and catalyze a real psychosis that can lead to outbursts of rage and violence.
by Rosebud1776 February 16, 2017
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(adj.) A description of something done or said that is excessively mean. Often used after someone 'disses' another person.
Ms. Fowl: I miss all of my students!
Ms. Fowl: *sobbing*
Ms. Fowl: Except Sheen!
Mr. Smith: Wow, Ms. Fowl. That was savage.
by savagemaster February 16, 2015
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A word which is essentially a synonym for "you're a dick" but has somehow become a compliment among brainless, idle folk
Talking to a weak, defenseless person: "Why don't you go kill yourself, kid? You look like Timmy from South Park!"
Kid: **sobs**
Friends: "Yooo dude that was savage!!!"
by Thejargonexpert January 18, 2017
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Cool. Awesome. Violent.

The best last name, nickname and it means pure awesome.
Yo, Aiden is a savage
For sure. He's a pure savage
Don't mess with him or his lady.
by RATCHETFAMRCDCCSDAM June 05, 2016
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