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feral

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fe·ral  (fîr′əl, fĕr′-)
adj.
1.
a. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
b. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication.
2. Of or suggestive of a wild animal; savage: a feral grin.

[From Latin fera, wild animal, from ferus, wild; see ghwer- in Indo-European roots.]

feral (ˈfɪərəl; ˈfɛr-)
adj
1. (Biology) Also: ferine (of animals and plants) existing in a wild or uncultivated state, esp after being domestic or cultivated
2. Also: ferine savage; brutal
3. Austral (of a person) tending to be interested in environmental issues and having a rugged, unkempt appearance
n
4. Austral a person who displays such tendencies and appearance
5. Austral disgusting
6. Austral excellent
[C17: from Medieval Latin ferālis, from Latin fera a wild beast, from ferus savage]

feral (ˈfɪərəl; ˈfɛr-)
adj
1. (Astrology) astrology associated with death
2. gloomy; funereal
[C17: from Latin fērālis relating to corpses; perhaps related to ferre to carry]

fe•ral (ˈfɪər əl, ˈfɛr-)

adj.
1. existing in a wild state; not domesticated or cultivated.
2. having reverted to the wild state.
3. ferocious; savage; brutal.
[1595–1605; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin ferālis= Latin fer(a) wild beast + -ālis -al1]

feral  (fîr′əl, fĕr′-)
Existing in a wild or untamed state, either naturally or having returned to such a state from domestication.
Thesaurus Legend:  Synonyms Related Words Antonyms
Adj.1.feral - wild and menacing; "a pack of feral dogs"
untamed, wild - in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"

feral
adjective
1. wild, untamed, uncultivated, undomesticated, unbroken There are many feral cats roaming the area.
2. savage, fierce, brutal, ferocious, fell, wild, vicious, bestial the feral scowl of the young street mugger
Translations
feral [ˈfɪərəl] ADJ (frm) → silvestre, salvaje
feral [ˈfɛrəl] adj
[animal] → sauvage
[person, thing] (= savage) → sauvage
feral
adj attr animal, childverwildert; (fig) features, quicknesswild; feral catWildkatze f


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Moreover, the several above-named domesticated breeds have been transported to all parts of the world, and, therefore, some of them must have been carried back again into their native country; but not one has ever become wild or feral, though the dovecot-pigeon, which is the rock-pigeon in a very slightly altered state, has become feral in several places.
 
 
 
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