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feral

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of feral

  1. 1 living outdoors without taming or domestication by humans <animal experts discourage homeowners from trying to adopt feral animals as pets> Synonyms wild, savage, unbroken, undomesticated, untamed, wildingRelated Words uncontrolled, undocile, unsubdued, untrained; bestial, brutal, brute; barbarous, uncivilizedNear Antonyms controlled, docile, familiar, semidomesticated, subdued, submissive; halterbroken, housebroken, trained; civilized, semicivilized, socializedAntonyms broken, busted, domestic, domesticated, gentled, tame, tamed

  2. 2 having or showing the nature and appetites of a lower animal <a novel that reveals just how thin the veneer of civilization is and how feral we are at bottom> Synonyms animalistic, beastly, brutal, brute, brutish, bestial, ferine, subhuman, swinishRelated Words animal, bodily, carnal, corporal, corporeal, fleshly, physical, sensual; barbaric, barbarous, cruel, heartless, inhumane, sadistic, savage, vicious, wanton; coarse, crass, crude, gross, ill-bred, lowbred, rude, uncouth, uncultivated, uncultured, unrefined, vulgarNear Antonyms chivalrous, elevated, gallant, great, greathearted, high, high-minded, lofty, lordly, magnanimous, noble, sublime; angelic (or angelical), spiritual; beneficent, benevolent, benignant, compassionate, good-hearted, kind, kindhearted, kindly, softhearted, tenderhearted; cultivated, cultured, genteel, polished, refined, well-bred





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