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Not civilized, typically with implications of a savage or violent nature
“It is intriguing to think of how Man has developed to this day from its once wild origins.”
(of animals) Living outdoors without taming or domestication by humans
“David has been documenting the behavior of wild animals in their natural habitat for decades.”
(especially of plants) Existing without human habitation or cultivation
Wild flowers and plants dot the barren landscape.”
Showing an urgent desire or interest
“The kids were wild with excitement at the prospect of watching a movie featuring T'Challa and his exploits in Wakanda.”
Marked by great and often stressful excitement or activity
“Eliza was wild with rage when she realized she had failed to win the lottery yet again.”
Not based on sound reasoning or probability
“Jessie made the wild decision to pay two men to attack him as a publicity stunt.”
Different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion
“He presented a wild theory about how the French can gorge on fatty foods yet maintain a low incidence of coronary heart disease.”
Very angry
“Your mother is going to be wild when she finds out you're playing video games instead of doing your homework.”
Marked by turmoil or disturbance, especially of natural elements
“We are expecting wild weather in the west as major storms pour down on already saturated areas.”
Lacking discipline or restraint
“When a star known for being wild reveals she is going to be a mom, the world usually trembles with fear.”
Barren and devoid of inhabitants
“Beneath the haunting image is a rugged and wild landscape that remains my source of inspiration.”
Teeming with plant and animal life
“Explorers are keen to discover new lifeforms within the wild forest.”
Having an untidy appearance
“Yoko talked incessantly during the interview, small and fierce under her wild black hair.”
Arbitrary in nature
“He remains stoney-faced, but I will hazard a wild guess that he is unhappy with the situation.”
(wild about) Having feelings of passion for (someone or something)
“I would come on to some guy, just for a laugh, pretending I was wild about him.”
In a confused and reckless manner
“Early-morning bargain hunters ran wild through the store as soon as the doors opened.”
(the wild) That part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation
“The primal instincts of animals are on full display in the wild.”
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