1. marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
- wild talk
- wild parties
2. in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated
- wild geese
- edible wild plants
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
6. without a basis in reason or fact
7. talking or behaving irrationally
Similar word(s): insane
8. involving risk or danger
- a wild financial scheme
9. fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
10. located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
- a godforsaken wilderness crossroads
- a wild stretch of land
11. intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
12. without civilizing influences
- wild tribes
13. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
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.