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fe·ral

 (fîr′əl, fĕr′-)
adj.
1.
a. Having returned to an untamed state from domestication: a pack of feral dogs.
b. Existing in a wild or untamed state.
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. derogatory slang Austral (of a person) tending to be interested in environmental issues and having a rugged, unkempt appearance
n
4. derogatory slang Austral a person who displays such tendencies and appearance
5. slang Austral disgusting
6. slang 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]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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

feral

adjective
1. Of or relating to wild animals:
2. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint:
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
References in classic literature ?
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