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Definition 1: a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition - [noun denoting location]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of wild ) an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

"the barrens of central Africa" "the trackless wastes of the desert"

(... is a kind of wild ) a large wilderness area

(... is a kind of wild ) a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

"the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"

Definition 2: a wild primitive state untouched by civilization - [noun denoting state]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he lived in the wild
  • they collected mushrooms in the wild

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is a kind of ...) the way something is with respect to its main attributes

"the current state of knowledge" "his state of health" "in a weak financial state"

(... is a kind of wild ) a wild or unrefined state

Definition 3: in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wild geese
  • edible wild plants

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) wild and menacing

"a pack of feral dogs"

(wild is similar to ...) partially wild

(wild is similar to ...) not subdued or trained for service or use

"unbroken colts"

(wild is similar to ...) not domesticated

"a few undomesticated horses left"

(means also ...) not tractable; difficult to manage or mold

"an intractable disposition" "intractable pain" "the most intractable issue of our era" "intractable metal"

(... are attributes of wild) an intractably barbarous or uncultivated state of nature

Definition 4: marked by extreme lack of restraint or control - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wild talk
  • wild parties

(wild is similar to ...) completely unordered and unpredictable and confusing

(wild is similar to ...) marked by uncontrolled excitement or emotion

"a crowd of delirious baseball fans" "something frantic in their gaiety" "a mad whirl of pleasure"

(wild is similar to ...) affected with or marked by frenzy or mania uncontrolled by reason

"a frenzied attack" "a frenzied mob" "the prosecutor's frenzied denunciation of the accused" "outbursts of drunken violence and manic activity and creativity"

(wild is similar to ...) not brought under control

"the horse remained unsubdued"

(means also ...) characterized by unrest or disorder

"unquiet days of riots" "following the assassination of Martin Luter King ours was an unquiet nation" "spent an unquiet night tossing and turning"

Definition 5: in a wild or undomesticated manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • growing wild
  • roaming wild

Definition 6: in an uncontrolled and rampant manner - [adverb denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • weeds grew rampantly around here

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

Definition 7: involving risk or danger - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • skydiving is a hazardous sport
  • extremely risky going out in the tide and fog
  • a wild financial scheme

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) involving or causing danger or risk; liable to hurt or harm

"a dangerous criminal" "a dangerous bridge" "unemployment reached dangerous proportions"

Definition 8: intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • crazy about cars and racing
  • they are dotty about each other
  • gaga over the rock group's new album

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) having or showing great excitement and interest

"enthusiastic crowds filled the streets" "an enthusiastic response" "was enthusiastic about taking ballet lessons"

(wild is used in the usage domain ...) a colloquial expression; characteristic of spoken or written communication that seeks to imitate informal speech

Definition 9: located in a dismal or remote area; desolate - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a desert island
  • a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
  • a wild stretch of land
  • waste places

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) unfavorable to life or growth

"the barren inhospitable desert" "inhospitable mountain areas"

Definition 10: talking or behaving irrationally - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a raving lunatic

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) afflicted with or characteristic of mental derangement

"was declared insane" "insane laughter"

Definition 11: (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a violent clash of colors
  • her dress was a violent red
  • a violent noise
  • wild colors
  • wild shouts

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) possessing or displaying a distinctive feature to a heightened degree

"intense heat" "intense anxiety" "intense desire" "intense emotion" "the skunk's intense acrid odor" "intense pain" "enemy fire was intense"

Definition 12: without civilizing influences - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • barbarian invaders
  • barbaric practices
  • a savage people
  • fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient
  • wild tribes

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) not having a high state of culture and social development

Definition 13: in a state of extreme emotion - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wild with anger
  • wild with grief

(wild is similar to ...) having or expressing strong emotions

Definition 14: (of the elements) as if showing violent anger - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • angry clouds on the horizon
  • furious winds
  • the raging sea

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion

"a stormy day" "wide and stormy seas"

Definition 15: fanciful and unrealistic; foolish - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a fantastic idea of his own importance

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) not realistic

"unrealistic expectations" "prices at unrealistic high levels"

Definition 16: without a basis in reason or fact - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • baseless gossip
  • the allegations proved groundless
  • idle fears
  • unfounded suspicions
  • unwarranted jealousy

Synonyms for wild in the sense of this definition

(wild is similar to ...) not sustained or maintained by nonmaterial aid

"unsupported accusations"

Definition 17: deviating widely from an intended course - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wild or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a wild bullet
  • he threw a wild pitch

(wild is similar to ...) not being under control; out of control

"the greatest uncontrolled health problem is AIDS" "uncontrolled growth"

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