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English adjective: wild

1. wild marked by extreme lack of restraint or control


SamplesWild talk.
Wild parties.


Similarchaotic, delirious, disorderly, excited, frantic, frenzied, mad, manic, unrestrained, unsubdued


See alsounquiet


Antonymstame

2. wild in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated


SamplesWild geese.
Edible wild plants.


Synonymsuntamed


Similarferal, ferine, savage, semi-wild, unbroken, undomesticated


See alsointractable


Attributewildness


Antonymstamed, tame

3. wild in a state of extreme emotion


SamplesWild with anger.
Wild with grief.


Similarpassionate


Antonymspassionless

4. wild deviating widely from an intended course


SamplesA wild bullet.
He threw a wild pitch.


Similaruncontrolled


Antonymscontrolled

5. wild (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud


SamplesA violent clash of colors.
Her dress was a violent red.
A violent noise.
Wild colors.
Wild shouts.


Synonymsviolent


Similarintense


Antonymsmild

6. wild without a basis in reason or fact


SamplesBaseless gossip.
The allegations proved groundless.
Idle fears.
Unfounded suspicions.
Unwarranted jealousy.


Synonymsbaseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted


Similarunsupported


Antonymssupported

7. wild talking or behaving irrationally


SamplesA raving lunatic.


Synonymsraving mad


Similarinsane


Antonymssane

8. wild involving risk or danger


SamplesSkydiving is a hazardous sport.
Extremely risky going out in the tide and fog.
A wild financial scheme.


Synonymshazardous, risky


Similardangerous, unsafe


Antonymssafe

9. wild fanciful and unrealistic; foolish


SamplesA fantastic idea of his own importance.


Synonymsfantastic


Similarunrealistic


Antonymsrealistic

10. wild located in a dismal or remote area; desolate


SamplesA desert island.
A godforsaken wilderness crossroads.
A wild stretch of land.
Waste places.


Synonymsgodforsaken, waste


Similarinhospitable


Antonymshospitable

11. wild intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with


SamplesCrazy about cars and racing.
He is potty about her.


Synonymscrazy, dotty, gaga


Similarenthusiastic


Domain usagecolloquialism


Antonymsunenthusiastic

12. wild without civilizing influences


SamplesBarbarian invaders.
Barbaric practices.
A savage people.
Fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient.
Wild tribes.


Synonymsbarbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized


Similarnoncivilised, noncivilized


Antonymscivilised, civilized

13. wild (of the elements) as if showing violent anger


SamplesAngry clouds on the horizon.
Furious winds.
The raging sea.


Synonymsangry, furious, raging, tempestuous


Similarstormy


Antonymscalm


English noun: wild

1. wild (state) a wild primitive state untouched by civilization


SamplesHe lived in the wild.
They collected mushrooms in the wild.


Synonymsnatural state, state of nature


Broader (hypernym)state


Narrower (hyponym)crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness

2. wild (location) a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition


SamplesIt was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers.


Synonymswilderness


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


Narrower (hyponym)barren, bush, frontier, waste, wasteland


English adverb: wild

1. wild in an uncontrolled and rampant manner


SamplesWeeds grew rampantly around here.


Synonymsrampantly

2. wild in a wild or undomesticated manner


SamplesGrowing wild.
Roaming wild.









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