(noun, adjective, verb, adverb)


1. marked by extreme lack of restraint or control

- wild talk

- wild parties

Similar word(s): unquiet, chaotic, disorderly, delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained, frenzied, manic, unsubdued

2. in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated

- wild geese

- edible wild plants

Similar word(s): feral, ferine, savage, unbroken, undomesticated, intractable, untamed

3. in a state of extreme emotion

- wild with anger

- wild with grief

Similar word(s): passionate

4. deviating widely from an intended course

- a wild bullet

- he threw a wild pitch

Similar word(s): uncontrolled

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

- wild colors

- wild shouts

Similar word(s): intense, violent

6. without a basis in reason or fact

Similar word(s): unsupported, baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted

7. talking or behaving irrationally

Similar word(s): insane

8. involving risk or danger

- a wild financial scheme

Similar word(s): dangerous, unsafe, hazardous, risky

9. fanciful and unrealistic; foolish

Similar word(s): unrealistic, fantastic

10. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate

- a godforsaken wilderness crossroads

- a wild stretch of land

Similar word(s): inhospitable, godforsaken, waste

11. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with

Similar word(s): enthusiastic, crazy, dotty, gaga

12. without civilizing influences

- wild tribes

Similar word(s): noncivilised, noncivilized, barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilised, uncivilized

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

Similar word(s): stormy, angry, furious, raging, tempestuous

Sentences with wild as an adjective:

- The island of Chincoteague is famous for its wild horses.

- I was filled with wild rage when I discovered the infidelity, and punched a hole in the wall.

- The fraternity was infamous for its wild parties, which frequently resulted in police involvement.

- Her mother was wild with fear when she didn't return home after the party.

- After a week on the trail without a mirror, my hair was wild and dirty.

- I'm not wild about the idea of a two day car trip with my nephews, but it's my only option.

- The novice archer fired a wild shot and hit her opponent's target.

- a wild roadstead


1. in an uncontrolled and rampant manner

Similar word(s): rampantly

2. in a wild or undomesticated manner

- growing wild

- roaming wild

Sentences with wild as an adverb:

- The javelin flew wild and struck a spectator, to the horror of all observing.


1. a wild primitive state untouched by civilization

- he lived in the wild

- they collected mushrooms in the wild

Definition categories: state

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

- it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

Similar word(s): wilderness

Definition categories: location

Sentences with wild as a noun:

- After mending the lion's leg, we returned him to the wild


1. To commit random acts of assault, robbery, and rape in an urban setting, especially as a gang.