Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Untamed; feral.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Wild; in a state of nature; never having been domesticated.
  • Malignant; noxious: as, aferine disease.
  • noun A wild beast; a beast of prey.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Wild; untamed; savage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Pertaining to wild animals; feral.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective wild and menacing

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin ferīnus, from fera, wild animal; see feral.]

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From Latin ferīnus, from fera ("wild animal").

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