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Entry Word: wild
Function: adjective
Text: 1 living outdoors without taming or domestication by humans <wild animals can be shy or aggressive when confronted by humans>
Synonyms feral, savage, unbroken, undomesticated, untamed
Related Words uncontrolled, unsubdued; bestial, brutal, brute; barbarous, uncivilized
Near Antonyms controlled, subdued; housebroken, trained; civilized, socialized
Antonyms broken, busted, domestic, domesticated, tame, tamed
2 existing without human habitation or cultivation <that land has been completely wild since the owners abandoned it>
Synonyms natural, uncultivated, untamed
Related Words native; uninhabited; overgrown, untended; waste; undeveloped
Near Antonyms inhabited; developed
Antonyms cultivated, tamed
3 marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements <a wild night, full of wind and rain>
Synonyms stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent
Related Words blustery, rough, violent; brutal, harsh, severe; unsettled
Near Antonyms calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil
4 conceived or made without regard for reason or reality <some wild claim that he was abducted by aliens> -- see FANTASTIC 1
5 different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion <public speakers in the park typically spout some wild ideas> -- see ODD 2
6 marked by great and often stressful excitement or activity <the holidays were especially wild around here this year> -- see FURIOUS 1
7 not civilized <ancient traces of a wild people who lived in mountain caves> -- see SAVAGE 1