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Meaning & Definition of Wild in English

English

Wild

/waɪld/

noun

1. A wild primitive state untouched by civilization

  • "He lived in the wild"
  • "They collected mushrooms in the wild"
    synonym:
  • wild
  • ,
  • natural state
  • ,
  • state of nature

2. A wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition

  • "It was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
    synonym:
  • wilderness
  • ,
  • wild

adjective

1. Marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

  • "Wild talk"
  • "Wild parties"
    synonym:
  • wild

2. In a natural state

  • Not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
  • "Wild geese"
  • "Edible wild plants"
    synonym:
  • wild
  • ,
  • untamed

3. In a state of extreme emotion

  • "Wild with anger"
  • "Wild with grief"
    synonym:
  • wild

4. Deviating widely from an intended course

  • "A wild bullet"
  • "He threw a wild pitch"
    synonym:
  • wild

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

  • "A violent clash of colors"
  • "Her dress was a violent red"
  • "A violent noise"
  • "Wild colors"
  • "Wild shouts"
    synonym:
  • violent
  • ,
  • wild

6. Without a basis in reason or fact

  • "Baseless gossip"
  • "The allegations proved groundless"
  • "Idle fears"
  • "Unfounded suspicions"
  • "Unwarranted jealousy"
    synonym:
  • baseless
  • ,
  • groundless
  • ,
  • idle
  • ,
  • unfounded
  • ,
  • unwarranted
  • ,
  • wild

7. Talking or behaving irrationally

  • "A raving lunatic"
    synonym:
  • raving mad
  • ,
  • wild

8. Involving risk or danger

  • "Skydiving is a hazardous sport"
  • "Extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"
  • "A wild financial scheme"
    synonym:
  • hazardous
  • ,
  • risky
  • ,
  • wild

9. Fanciful and unrealistic

  • Foolish
  • "A fantastic idea of his own importance"
    synonym:
  • fantastic
  • ,
  • wild

10. Located in a dismal or remote area

  • Desolate
  • "A desert island"
  • "A godforsaken wilderness crossroads"
  • "A wild stretch of land"
  • "Waste places"
    synonym:
  • godforsaken
  • ,
  • waste
  • ,
  • wild

11. Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

  • "Crazy about cars and racing"
  • "He is potty about her"
    synonym:
  • crazy
  • ,
  • wild
  • ,
  • dotty
  • ,
  • gaga

12. Without civilizing influences

  • "Barbarian invaders"
  • "Barbaric practices"
  • "A savage people"
  • "Fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-margaret meade
  • "Wild tribes"
    synonym:
  • barbarian
  • ,
  • barbaric
  • ,
  • savage
  • ,
  • uncivilized
  • ,
  • uncivilised
  • ,
  • wild

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

  • "Angry clouds on the horizon"
  • "Furious winds"
  • "The raging sea"
    synonym:
  • angry
  • ,
  • furious
  • ,
  • raging
  • ,
  • tempestuous
  • ,
  • wild

adverb

1. In an uncontrolled and rampant manner

  • "Weeds grew rampantly around here"
    synonym:
  • rampantly
  • ,
  • wild

2. In a wild or undomesticated manner

  • "Growing wild"
  • "Roaming wild"
    synonym:
  • wild

Examples of using

Why do you insist on letting in these insufferable wild birds?!
Savages fear the appearance of a fierce wild beast.
Don't feed wild animals.