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wild

wild

 
 
pronunciation:
waIld
parts of speech:
adjective, adverb, noun
phrases:
run wild
features:
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: wilder, wildest
definition 1: existing in a natural state; not tamed.
wild animals of the jungle
synonyms:
feral, savage, undomesticated, untamed
antonyms:
domestic, domesticated, tamed
similar words:
fierce, tameless, unbroken, violent
definition 2: not cultivated.
wild asparaguswild terrain
synonyms:
uncultivated
antonyms:
cultivated
similar words:
barren, desolate, empty, native, natural, unsettled, waste
definition 3: savage; uncivilized.
synonyms:
barbarian, barbarous, feral, savage, uncivilized
antonyms:
civilized, cultivated, cultured
similar words:
barbaric, brutish, fierce, primitive, uncivil, uncultured
definition 4: undisciplined; unruly.
wild students
synonyms:
disorderly, intractable, uncontrollable, undisciplined, unmanageable, unruly
antonyms:
disciplined, self-disciplined
similar words:
boisterous, disobedient, fast, lawless, mad, mutinous, obstreperous, rebellious, riotous, rough, rough-and-tumble, rowdy, tough, turbulent, ungovernable
definition 5: lacking restraint; unbridled.
wild passions
synonyms:
unbridled, unchecked, unrestrained
antonyms:
restrained
similar words:
abandon, dissolute, fast, intemperate, profligate, riotous, untrammeled, wanton
definition 6: unreasonable; impractical; imprudent.
wild theoriesa wild scheme to get rich quick
synonyms:
crackpot, crazy, impracticable, impractical, imprudent, madcap, unreasonable
antonyms:
practical, sensible
similar words:
absurd, brash, exorbitant, extravagant, foolhardy, insane, lunatic, outrageous, preposterous, rash, reckless, wild-eyed
definition 7: random.
a wild guess
synonyms:
fluky, random
antonyms:
considered
similar words:
chance, haphazard, hit-or-miss, uninformed
definition 8: crazy; frantic.
He was wild at the bad news.
synonyms:
berserk, crazy, distraught, frantic, frenzied, hysterical
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
agitated, beside oneself, delirious, distracted, furious, insane, maniac, maniacal, upset
definition 9: bright; extravagant; gaudy.
wild clothes
synonyms:
bright, extravagant, flashy, garish, gaudy, loud, showy
similar words:
bizarre, bold, crazy, flamboyant, tasteless, tawdry
definition 10: turbulent; intense; violent.
wild weather
synonyms:
furious, intense, tempestuous, turbulent, violent
antonyms:
calm
similar words:
boisterous, fierce, forceful, rough, severe, stormy, strong
definition 11: off the mark; erratic.
a wild pitch
synonyms:
errant, erratic
similar words:
deviant, wayward
definition 12: (informal) approving; enthusiastic.
He's not wild about his new haircut.
synonyms:
approving, crazy, enthusiastic, happy
antonyms:
unenthusiastic
similar words:
eager, excited, mad
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part of speech: adverb
inflections: wilder, wildest
definition: in a wild manner; wildly.
similar words:
erratically, naturally, savagely
phrase: run wild
 
part of speech: noun
definition: (often pl.) an uninhabited or deserted region; wilderness.
living in the wilda cabin in the wilds of the mountains
synonyms:
wilderness
similar words:
badlands, bush, desert, no man's land, outback, waste, wasteland
derivations: wildly (adv.), wildness (n.)
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