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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 of feral wild, savage, unbroken, undomesticated, untamed, wildingWords Related to feral uncontrolled, undocile, unsubdued, untrained; bestial, brutal, brute; barbarous, uncivilizedNear Antonyms of feral controlled, docile, familiar, semidomesticated, subdued, submissive; halterbroken, housebroken, trained; civilized, semicivilized, socializedAntonyms of feral 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 of feral animalistic, beastly, brutal, brute, brutish, bestial, ferine, subhuman, swinishWords Related to feral 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 of feral 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

Synonym Discussion of feral

brutal, brutish, bestial, feral mean characteristic of an animal in nature, action, or instinct. brutal applies to people, their acts, or their words and suggests a lack of intelligence, feeling, or humanity.
    • a senseless and brutal war
brutish stresses likeness to an animal in low intelligence, in base appetites, and in behavior based on instinct.
    • brutish stupidity
bestial suggests a state of degradation unworthy of humans and fit only for beasts.
    • bestial depravity
feral suggests the savagery or ferocity of wild animals.
    • the struggle to survive unleashed their feral impulses


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