What is the opposite of wild?

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Adjective
Opposite of not civilized, typically with implications of a savage or violent nature
“This image is not one of a warrior with anti-imperialist ideals, but of a civilized leader at peace with the foreigners.”
Adjective
(of animals) Opposite of wild and feral, without taming or domestication
“The shift from surf to turf corresponds with the arrival of domesticated animals.”
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(especially of plants) Opposite of uninhabited or cultivated
“Although no one would plant these weedy types, they all have attractive, cultivated cousins.”
Adjective
Opposite of showing an urgent desire or interest
“You could tell he was completely unenthusiastic by his deadpan expression.”
Adjective
Opposite of characterized, or marked, by much busy (or stressful) activity
“As a normal, relaxed, and laid back person, I find the whole phenomenon just really odd.”
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Opposite of not based on sound reasoning or probability
“We can speculate about the future, but on a more practical level, we have to admit that we simply don't know what will happen.”
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Opposite of having a curious, strange or eccentric nature
“Still, it wasn't unusual for a typical pattern to arise, almost yawningly predictable.”
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Opposite of very angry
“He admits to being quite pleased with the new book, only to qualify his response immediately.”
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Opposite of marked by turmoil or disturbance, especially of natural elements
“The tide was just going out, so the whole beach was calm, with not even a whisper of a breeze.”
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Opposite of lacking discipline or restraint
“A really quiet and disciplined audience lost themselves in symphonies of Schubert and Mozart.”
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Opposite of barren and devoid of inhabitants
“It is always so surprising to arrive at a populated town after traveling through such uninhabitable, wild terrain.”
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Opposite of teeming with plant and animal life
“It is said that this area was barren in its early beginnings, but its founder cultivated it to become a viable territory.”
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Opposite of having an untidy appearance
“A clean, tidy appearance works in your favor, even before you speak.”
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Opposite of arbitrary in nature
“He does his best to combat stereotyping and present a balanced, analytical account.”
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(wild about) Opposite of having feelings of passion for (someone or something)
“He felt indifferent towards her, despite her advances.”
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Opposite of existing in an environment predating human technology, production, and design
“Activists believe that animals should not be made to live in artificial settings such as zoo enclosures.”
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Opposite of difficult to believe or unlikely to happen
“Good writers have an eye and an ear for a lively and believable anecdote that can make their points both memorable and compact.”
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Opposite of having or displaying a violent or ferocious aggressiveness
“They were gentle people who went quietly about their lives, always willing and glad to be able to lend a helping hand to neighbors and friends.”
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Opposite of disorderly and disruptive and not amenable to discipline or control
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Opposite of significant or extreme in degree or intensity
“For some people involved in creative undertakings, a mild sense of anxiety is necessary to stimulate them.”
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Opposite of wildly excited or uncontrolled due to worry or fear
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Opposite of having or proceeding from an extreme or fanatical support of or belief in something
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Opposite of having no regard for danger or consequences
“Norman had always been a cautious driver and he passed on to Lucy various tips, such as not exceeding 48 mph to extend the life of the vehicle.”
Adjective
Opposite of funny or amusing in a slightly odd or peculiar way
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Opposite of characterized by or provoking loud noise or uproar
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Opposite of exhausting all effort
“His performance provides a sober anchor to Kitano's barely restrained jubilation.”
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Opposite of fickle in nature
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Opposite of not able, or too impractical, to be implemented
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Opposite of relating to an orgy
Adjective
Opposite of having or showing eagerness or enthusiasm towards an activity
“I was just a casual follower of tennis, but a fanatic enthusiast of basketball.”
Adverb
(systematically) Opposite of in a mad, wild, or uncontrolled manner
“Her mother shopped systematically, working her way through each aisle with careful precision.”
Adverb
(calmly) Opposite of in a mad, wild, or uncontrolled manner
“When he saw a couple of lumbering behemoths coming at him, he calmly danced past them.”
Adverb
Opposite of with great effort or speed
Noun
(the wild) Opposite of an uncultivated and uninhabited area or region
“Tarzan was so far removed from civilization, he was more apelike than man.”
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