fe·ral [feer-uhl, fer-]
1. existing in a natural state, as animals or plants; not domesticated or cultivated; wild.
2. having reverted to the wild state, as from domestication: a pack of feral dogs roaming the woods.
3. of or characteristic of wild animals; ferocious; brutal.
ferocious, animal, brutal, fierce, raging, savage, uncultivated, wild, undomesticated, tameless
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Origin: 1595–1605; < Medieval Latin, Late Latin feralis bestial, wild, equivalent to Latin fer ( a ) wild beast + -alis -al
fe·ral [feer-uhl, fer-]
1. causing death; fatal.
2. funereal; gloomy.
Origin: First recorded in 1615–25, feral is from the Latin word fērālis of the dead, funerary, fatal
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Rather, she shows us: that spandex clad ass twerking in the jungle, surrounded by a feral pack of similarly well fed asses?
NICKI MINAJ’S ‘ANACONDA’ IS TOO MUCH BOOTY FOR ONE MAN TO HANDLE|AMY ZIMMERMAN|AUGUST 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The “Aduba double-take,” a phenomenon that fans of the show often fall victim to, is truly a testament to her feral performance.
‘ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK’ STAR UZO ADUBA ON HER JOURNEY FROM TRACK PHENOM TO CRAZY EYES|MARLOW STERN|JUNE 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But then, with their contorted physiques and feral grimaces they speak directly to the Basquiats.
THE ART WORLD’S NEW GANG WAR|ANTHONY HADEN-GUEST|MAY 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Devastated, she climbed with feral intensity, hoping the baby might spontaneously abort.
BREAKING MOUNT EVEREST’S GLASS CEILING|AMANDA PADOAN, PETER ZUCKERMAN|MARCH 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
As Jordan Belfort, a charismatic monster of a stockbroker, DiCaprio is a feral beast; the id incarnate.
WHY LEONARDO DICAPRIO, WHO WOWS IN ‘THE WOLF OF WALL STREET,’ DESERVES TO (FINALLY) WIN AN OSCAR|MARLOW STERN|FEBRUARY 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He becomes an outlaw, to be dealt with as any other feral creature.
APHORISMS AND REFLECTIONS FROM THE WORKS OF T. H. HUXLEY|T. H. HUXLEY
Travis' own tongue ran across his lips as an impression hit him with feral force.
THE DEFIANT AGENTS|ANDRE ALICE NORTON
They exist in a feral state in the mountainous parts of our island, and throughout Europe and Western Asia.
ANECDOTES OF THE HABITS AND INSTINCT OF ANIMALS|R. LEE
According to Rauber, this is one of the most frequently quoted of feral cases.
INTRODUCTION TO THE SCIENCE OF SOCIOLOGY|ROBERT E. PARK
In Cuba the feral dogs are described by Poeppig as nearly all mouse-coloured, with short ears and light-blue eyes.
THE VARIATION OF ANIMALS AND PLANTS UNDER DOMESTICATION, VOL. I.|CHARLES DARWIN