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ˈfɪər əl, ˈfɛr-fer·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. feral, ferine, savageadjective

    wild and menacing

    "a pack of feral dogs"

Wiktionary

  1. feralnoun

    A domesticated animal that has returned to the wild; an animal, particularly a domesticated animal, living independently of humans.

  2. feralnoun

    A contemptible young person, a lout, a person who behaves wildly.

  3. feralnoun

    A person who has isolated themselves from the outside world; one living an alternative lifestyle.

  4. feraladjective

    Wild, untamed, especially of domesticated animals having returned to the wild.

  5. feraladjective

    Contemptible, unruly, misbehaved.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Feraladjective

    wild; untamed; ferine; not domesticated; -- said of beasts, birds, and plants

    Etymology: [L. ferus. See Fierce.]

  2. Feraladjective

    funereal; deadly; fatal; dangerous

    Etymology: [L. ferus. See Fierce.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of feral in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of feral in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of feral in a Sentence

  1. Dale Nolte:

    If you are a farmer, they can clean out your crops overnight, we have farmers tell us they have given up on planting high-dollar crops because of the feral hog problem.

  2. Xuhua Xia:

    This suggests the importance of monitoring SARS-like coronaviruses in feral dogs in the fight against SARS-CoV-2.

  3. Kevin Grant:

    Out in the wild, feral hogs are an ecological nightmare. There is very little that is beneficial to native wildlife that come from feral swine.

  4. Kevin Grant:

    The problem is that feral hogs are so prolific that we have to trap 70 percent of the pig population every year just to maintain the population level we have right now.

  5. Tom Buchanan:

    Feral hogs wreak havoc on Oklahoma's farms, ranches and ecosystems, and cost farmers, ranchers and landowners.

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