wild

Something that's wild lives in nature and isn't tamed. Your pet poodle isn't wild, but the groundhog that lives under your garden shed is wild.

An animal or plant in its native habitat is wild, like a wild dingo or a wild strawberry. An untamed bit of nature, like your overgrown back yard, or a stormy ocean, is also wild. If a person is wild, he might be unrestrained, crazy, or even enthusiastic — like someone who's wild about cabaret music. The term "to run wild" means to grow unrestrained, undisciplined, like a wild animal or an imagination that isn't held back by rules.

PRIMARY MEANINGS OF: wild

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adjadvn
in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
in a wild or undomesticated manner
a wild primitive state untouched by civilization
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adjadv
marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
in an uncontrolled and rampant manner
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adj
deviating widely from an intended course
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adj
involving risk or danger
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adj
intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
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adj
(of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
FULL DEFINITIONS OF: wild
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adj in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated

wild geese”
“edible wild plants”
Synonyms:
untamed
feral, ferine, savage
wild and menacing
semi-wild
partially wild
unbroken
not subdued or trained for service or use
undomesticated
not domesticated
intractable
not tractable; difficult to manage or mold
Antonyms:
tame, tamed
brought from wildness into a domesticated state
broken, broken in
tamed or trained to obey
cultivated
no longer in the natural state; developed by human care and for human use
docile, gentle
easily handled or managed
domestic, domesticated
converted or adapted to domestic use
tamed
brought from wildness
manipulable, tractable
easily managed (controlled or taught or molded)
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adj without civilizing influences

wild tribes”
Synonyms:
barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized
noncivilised, noncivilized
not having a high state of culture and social development

adj located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

“a wild stretch of land”
Synonyms:
godforsaken, waste
inhospitable
unfavorable to life or growth

adv in a wild or undomesticated manner

“growing wild
“roaming wild

n a wild primitive state untouched by civilization

“he lived in the wild
“they collected mushrooms in the wild
Synonyms:
natural state, state of nature
Types:
crudeness, crudity, primitiveness, primitivism, rudeness
a wild or unrefined state
Type of:
state
the way something is with respect to its main attributes

n a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

Synonyms:
wilderness
Examples:
Never-Never
the remote outback of Australia; unpopulated desert country
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barren, waste, wasteland
an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation
bush
a large wilderness area
frontier
a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country
heath, heathland
a tract of level wasteland; uncultivated land with sandy soil and scrubby vegetation
outback
the bush country of the interior of Australia
Type of:
geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region
a demarcated area of the Earth
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adj marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

wild talk”
wild parties”
Synonyms
unquiet
characterized by unrest or disorder
chaotic, disorderly
completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing
delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained
marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion
frenzied, manic
affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason
unsubdued
not brought under control
Antonyms:
tame
very restrained or quiet
quiet
characterized by an absence or near absence of agitation or activity
subdued
quieted and brought under control
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adj in a state of extreme emotion

wild with anger”
wild with grief”
Synonyms
passionate
having or expressing strong emotions

adj talking or behaving irrationally

Synonyms:
raving mad
insane
afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

adj (of the elements) as if showing violent anger

Synonyms:
angry, furious, raging, tempestuous
stormy
(especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

adv in an uncontrolled and rampant manner

Synonyms:
rampantly
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adj deviating widely from an intended course

“a wild bullet”
“he threw a wild pitch”
Synonyms
uncontrolled
not being under control; out of control

adj without a basis in reason or fact

Synonyms:
baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted
unsupported
not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid

adj fanciful and unrealistic; foolish

Synonyms:
fantastic
unrealistic
not realistic
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adj involving risk or danger

“a wild financial scheme”
Synonyms:
hazardous, risky
dangerous, unsafe
involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm
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adj intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

Synonyms:
crazy, dotty, gaga
enthusiastic
having or showing great excitement and interest
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adj (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud

wild colors”
wild shouts”
Synonyms:
violent
intense
possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree
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