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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Recent Examples on the Web In Ohio, Bowman is on a mission to create a 50-foot buffer at the edge of area waterways – basically a barrier of untamed grasses, shrubs and trees that would prevent erosion and provide shade from sunlight. April Johnston, Cincinnati.com, "‘That's vinegar’: The Ohio River’s history of contamination and progress made," 26 Dec. 2019 Even without new Indiana performances, the untamed career of Motley Crue boasts at least 10 items of Hoosier trivia: 1. David Lindquist, Indianapolis Star, "10 weird-but-true Indiana tales of Motley Crue as band returns to the road," 4 Dec. 2019 But concentrated corporate power untamed by civil oversight or a robust market economy could bode ill for the exercise of personal liberty. Fred Bauer, National Review, "The Perils of a Dis-United States," 10 Oct. 2019 But beneath her elegant exterior, our bride is as untamed as the nature that surrounds her—or the waves of gorgeous ruffles rippling down her Giambattista Valli Haute Couture gown. Harper's BAZAAR, "Double Happiness: The Season's Luckiest Wedding Gowns—In China's Most Heavenly Setting," 30 Sep. 2019 Not since the days of Billy Martin, the untamed genius so prone to self-destruction, has a manager been so enshrouded in doubt before a season even begins. Bruce Jenkins, SFChronicle.com, "Giants’ Kapler needs to win, quickly: But how?," 15 Nov. 2019 This necklace — in pink gold with seven lozenge-size oval stones of more than 14 carats each, including topaz, rubellite, morganite and three colors of quartz — recalls those untamed days: a cascade of Technicolor glamour and endless light. New York Times, "A Tokyo Itinerary, Over-the-Top Hats and More," 13 Sep. 2019 If only more big league developers dared to be this bonkers, the industry would be that much more untamed. Christopher Byrd, Washington Post, "‘Astral Chain’: Wacky, complicated and, ultimately, enjoyable," 12 Sep. 2019 The Amazon rainforest is a vast tract of largely untamed jungle that is Earth’s most biodiverse region, filled with plants and trees and teeming with animals of all types and sizes — including many unknown to science. NBC News, "Why is the Amazon rainforest important?," 9 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of untamed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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“Untamed.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untamed. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of untamed

: wild and not controlled by people : not tamed

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