Definition for wild

adjective as in untamed

adjective as in intense, stormy

adjective as in exciting; unexpected; peculiar

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Example Sentences

Still, in an ozone-polluted environment in the wild, tobacco hawkmoths would have to be close enough to a tobacco flower to see it to learn its altered scent, and Knaden isn’t sure how often that will occur.

The machine learning adds just enough of a wild card on top of the scripted tracks to give each user a unique mix.

That’s a wild claim until you consider that the series’ spin-off has been attracting more viewers than would-be franchise contenders like “Real Housewives” and “Below Deck.”

From Digiday

When people put eggs in the wild, there’s no antibiotic, so daughters die.

Tesla, the pioneer of the category, has experienced wild stock growth over the past 12 months, culminating in the expectation that it will join the S&P 500.

From Fortune

He has wild swings between trying not to care about Lana and the baby, and being completely obsessed by it.

The sound of birds, quail, even doe, make a wild grid of noise.

Exactly when the transition to modern domestic creature took place, for a bird that is wild to this day, is controversial.

It is wild that something that would seem to be so scandalous would just disappear from the press.

Everyone who saw Beasts of the Southern Wild knows Wallis is a unique talent, but still, no one saw this coming.

They are so rich in harmony, so weird, so wild, that when you hear them you are like a sea-weed cast upon the bosom of the ocean.

The white men served their smoking cannon with a wild energy that, for a time, made the gallant nine equal to a thousand.

A cricket-match was in progress, but the bowling and batting were extremely wild, thanks to The Warren strong beer.

People are busy ballooning or driving; shooting like stars along railroads; or migrating like swallows or wild-geese.

Suddenly he shot a disturbing glance at Tressan's face, and the corner of his wild-cat mustachios twitched.


On this page you'll find 330 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to wild, such as: free, lush, native, natural, overrun, and savage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.