(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
adj. wild, untamed, uncivilized, uncultivated; barbarous, ferocious, fierce, feral, cruel, rude; angry, enraged. See violence, malevolence, evildoer. Ant., civilized, gentle.
(Roget's IV) modif.
1. [Primitive]
Syn. uncivilized, barbaric, barbarian, crude, simple, original, primary, earliest, primordial, fundamental, aboriginal, pristine, ancient, archaic, rustic, primeval, native, natural, in a state of nature, unchanged.
Ant. civilized, advanced, sophisticated.
2. [Cruel]
Syn. barbarous, inhuman, brutal, brutish, ferine, feral, heartless, cold-blooded, destructive, blood-thirsty, bloody-minded, sanguinary, murderous, atrocious, fierce, ferocious, furious, frantic, violent, raging, malicious, malignant, malevolent, ravening, infuriate, ravenous, rapacious, merciless, remorseless, ruthless, relentless, hellish, devilish, demoniac, diabolical, infernal; see also cruel 1 , 2 .
Ant. kind*, generous, gentle.
3. [Wild]
Syn. untamed, uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, untaught, primitive, unspoiled, rude, heathenish, pagan, ungoverned, unrestrained, turbulent.
Ant. tame*, broken, civilized.
See Synonym Study at barbarian . n.
1. [Native]
Syn. aborigine, cannibal, troglodyte, barbarian, tribesman.
2. [Brute]
Syn. bully, ruffian, Yahoo, animal; see beast 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
primitive, aborigine, brute, barbarian, beast, monster, animal, cave man, Neanderthal, wild man, killer. ''Animals in human shape.''—Bernard de Fontenelle.
attack, brutalize, tear apart, maul, rip apart, *beat to a pulp, kill, murder, torture.
wild, fierce, ferocious, untamed, beastly, vicious, brutal, inhuman, barbaric, bloodthirsty, predatory, animalistic, brutish, cruel.
ANT.: tame, gentle, civilized, broken
(Roget's Thesaurus II) adjective 1. Of or relating to wild animals: feral, wild. See WILD. 2. Not civilized: barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, primitive, rude, uncivilized, uncultivated, uncultured, wild. Archaic: uncivil. See CULTURE, WILD. 3. Showing or suggesting a disposition to be violently destructive without scruple or restraint: barbarous, bestial, cruel, fell2, feral, ferocious, fierce, inhuman, truculent, vicious, wolfish. See KIND. 4. So intense as to cause extreme suffering: cruel, ferocious, fierce, vicious. See HELP, KIND.

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