un·​tamed | \ ˌən-ˈtāmd How to pronounce untamed (audio) \

Definition of untamed

: not made less wild or less difficult to control : not tamed untamed animals the untamed wilderness untamed hair

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Synonyms & Antonyms for untamed


natural, uncultivated, virgin, wild


cultivated, tamed

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Stone by stone, the Henrys built their dream home in this untamed and stunning area of Ireland. Todd Plummer, Town & Country, "5 Amazing Locations in Ireland," 21 May 2019 But their beef has been settled by Dany’s death, and Sansa is now tasked with running the vast region known in the books for lots of untamed wilderness and exporting hides, wool, and timber. Lucy Diavolo, Teen Vogue, "Anarchist Arya Stark: This Game of Thrones Meme Breaks Down Characters by Political Organizing Tactics," 21 May 2019 With China to the south and Russia to the north, the country is still a place of wilds untamed, from wolves in the Ural mountains to the thirsty expanses of the Gobi, where necessary supplies always travel with you. Jason Harper, Condé Nast Traveler, "On the Hunt for Dinosaur Bones in the Gobi Desert," 20 July 2018 Booth, who started as an intern at McAlpine and is now a partner, wanted to be respectful of all that untamed lushness. Kathryn O'shea Evans, House Beautiful, "This Stunning Massachusetts Home is a Haven in the Trees," 3 May 2019 While snowbirds have long enjoyed Scottsdale’s links, resorts, spas, dining and untamed desert landscapes, increasingly the city caters to a younger crowd. Matthew Kitchen, WSJ, "The Essential Insider’s Guide to Scottsdale, Ariz.," 6 Feb. 2019 Harsh, dramatic, untamed, this is the beauty of space, of sheer scale, as the eye stretches into limitless distances. Stanley Stewart, Condé Nast Traveler, "Going Off-Grid in Namibia," 21 Dec. 2018 Jungle Kitty is one of the colors of my persona that allows me to be free, allows to be untamed, allows me to have fun and let loose and be ferocious, raw, unapologetic, and carefree. Nolan Feeney, Billboard, "BeBe Zahara Benet Gets Wild in 'Jungle Kitty' Music Video: Watch," 25 May 2018 Before his death, the couple had worked together to preserve elephants at Tsavo East, a sprawling, untamed preserve of more than 5,000 square miles. Harrison Smith, Washington Post, "Daphne Sheldrick, who created an elephant orphanage in Kenya, dies at 83," 15 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of untamed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of untamed

: wild and not controlled by people : not tamed

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