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wild

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of wild

  1. 1 living outdoors without taming or domestication by humans <wild animals can be shy or aggressive when confronted by humans> Synonyms feral, savage, unbroken, undomesticated, untamed, wilding Related Words uncontrolled, undocile, unsubdued, untrained; bestial, brutal, brute; barbarous, uncivilized Near Antonyms controlled, docile, familiar, semidomesticated, subdued, submissive; halterbroken, housebroken, trained; civilized, semicivilized, socialized Antonyms broken, busted, domestic, domesticated, gentled, tame, tamed

  2. 2 existing without human habitation or cultivation <that land has been completely wild since the owners abandoned it> Synonyms natural, uncultivated, untamed, virgin Related Words native; uninhabited, unpeopled, unsettled; overgrown, spontaneous, untended; waste; undeveloped; desolate, forlorn, howling Near Antonyms inhabited; developed; seminatural Antonyms cultivated, tamed

  3. 3 marked by turmoil or disturbance especially of natural elements <a wild night, full of wind and rain> Synonyms rough, rugged, stormy, tempestuous, tumultuous, turbulent Related Words blustering, blustery, raging, violent; brutal, harsh, severe; roily, unquiet, unsettled; bleak, inclement, nasty, raw, squally Near Antonyms calm, halcyon, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, tranquil; bright, clear, clement, cloudless, fair, sunny, sunshiny, unclouded

  4. 4 conceived or made without regard for reason or reality <some wild claim that he was abducted by aliens> Synonyms absurd, bizarre, crazy, fanciful, foolish, insane, nonsensical, preposterous, unreal, fantasticRelated Words implausible, inconceivable, incredible, unbelievable, unimaginable, unthinkable; extravagant, grotesque; bizarro, curious, eccentric, far-out, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), odd, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, screwy, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird; farcical, laughable, ludicrous, ridiculous; Alice-in-Wonderland, Kafkaesque, nightmarish; dreamlike, surrealAntonyms realistic, reasonable

  5. 5 different from the ordinary in a way that causes curiosity or suspicion <public speakers in the park typically spout some wild ideas> Synonyms bizarre, bizarro, cranky, crazy, curious, eccentric, erratic, far-out, funky, funny, kinky, kooky (also kookie), offbeat, off-kilter, off-the-wall, outlandish, out-of-the-way, outré, peculiar, quaint, queer, queerish, quirky, remarkable, rum [chiefly British], screwy, spaced-out, strange, wacky (also whacky), way-out, weird, weirdo, oddRelated Words aberrant, abnormal, addlepated, flaky; extraordinary, fantastic (also fantastical), freak, freakish, freaky, phantasmagoric (or phantasmagorical), phenomenal; atypical, rare, singular, uncommon, uncustomary, unique, unusual, unwonted; conspicuous, notable, noticeable, outstanding, prominent, salient, striking; atrocious, outrageous, shocking; crotchety, idiosyncratic, nonconformist, nonmainstream, out-there, unconventional, unorthodox; baffling, bewildering, confounding, mystifying, perplexing, puzzlingNear Antonyms average, commonplace, everyday, garden, normal, ordinary, prosaic, routine, run-of-the-mill, standard, typical, unexceptional, unremarkable, usual, workaday; conformist, conservative, conventional; expected, familiar, knee-jerk, predictable; common, customary, frequent, habitual, regular, wonted

  6. 6 marked by great and often stressful excitement or activity <the holidays were especially wild around here this year> Synonyms delirious, ferocious, feverish, fierce, frantic, frenetic, frenzied, mad, rabid, violent, furiousRelated Words concentrated, high-pressured, intense, intensive, vehement; excessive, exorbitant, extravagant, extreme, immoderate, inordinate, lavish, overmuch, overweening, unconscionable, undue; crazed, crazy, demented, deranged, insane, irrational, lunatic, mad, maniacal (also maniac)Near Antonyms calm, peaceful, placid, quiet, serene, subdued, tranquil, undisturbed, unperturbed, untroubled; moderate, reasonable, temperate; casual, easygoing, low-pressure; balanced, sane, soundAntonyms relaxed

  7. 7 not civilized <ancient traces of a wild people who lived in mountain caves> Synonyms barbarian, barbaric, barbarous, heathen, heathenish, natural, Neanderthal (or Neandertal), rude, uncivil, uncivilized, uncultivated, savageRelated Words coarse, crude, primitive, rough; uncouth, unculturedNear Antonyms cultured, enlightened, humane, sophisticated; genteel, polished, polite, refined, urbane, well-bred; semicivilizedAntonyms civilized

  8. 8 showing urgent desire or interest <they're just wild to go on the ecotour through the Amazon rain forest> Synonyms agog, antsy, anxious, ardent, athirst, avid, crazy, desirous, enthused, enthusiastic, excited, geeked [slang], great, greedy, gung ho, hepped up, hopped-up, hot, hungry, impatient, juiced, keen, nuts, pumped, raring, solicitous, stoked [slang], thirsty, voracious, eagerRelated Words engaged, interested; happy, hung up, obsessed; ambitious, appetent, covetous, craving, hankering, longing, pining; breathless, restive, restless; amenable, disposed, game, glad, inclined, ready, unreluctant, willingNear Antonyms casual, incurious, insouciant, nonchalant, unconcerned, uninterested; aloof, detached, disinterested; impassive, stolid; halfhearted, lackadaisical, languid, languorous, lukewarm, spiritless; averse, disinclined, hesitant, loath (also loth or loathe), reluctant, unwillingAntonyms apathetic, indifferent, uneager, unenthusiastic





wild

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of wild

  1. that part of the physical world that is removed from human habitation <some animals aren't meant to live outside of the wild> Synonyms open, open air, outdoors, out-of-doors, nature, wildernessRelated Words backwoods, bush, country, frontier, hinterland, sticks, up-country; outside, without; badland, barren, desert, waste, wasteland




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