un·​tamed | \ˌən-ˈtāmd \

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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Fluttering fields of largely untamed flowers right next to fertile grain fields, all set against the blue-tinged view of distant mountains and the Aegean Sea are memorable sights. Daniel Starkey, Ars Technica, "Assassin’s Creed Odyssey," 4 Oct. 2018 Inside the city’s untamed culinary scene CIRCLE GAME A dish at Sojiki Nakahigashi features moroko (a freshwater fish), bamboo shoots, fiddlehead ferns and nappa flower. Tom Downey, WSJ, "Explore Kyoto With the Chefs Who Are Turning Culinary Tradition on Its Head," 28 May 2018 Soaring raptors and an indie-music scene are equally at home along this state capital’s namesake river Nature knows no borders in the Gem State, where huge swaths remain untamed–even near its most urban of cities. Sunset, "One Perfect Day in Boise," 22 Jan. 2018 Set in the remote badlands of the Pontic-Caspian steppe in southern Ukraine, Volcano is a poetically surreal love letter to an untamed corner of the Wild East. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Volcano': Film Review | Karlovy Vary 2018," 13 July 2018 Filmed in the untamed expanse of Joshua Tree in California, the pair embody the song’s thematic struggle to maintain a sense of self amid a world of temptations with a vivacious flare and kaleidoscopic visuals. Bryan Kress, Billboard, "In The Valley Below Announce New Album & Release 'Desperate Dance' Video: Exclusive," 10 July 2018 What if tropical beats were more humid and untamed? Kat Bein, Billboard, "Chancha Via Circuito Brings Electro-Folk to the Andes On 'Bienaventuranza': Exclusive," 27 June 2018 Her defiantly untamed mustache and monobrow also celebrate the masculine aspects of her persona (Rivera compared her brows, meeting in the middle, to birds’ wings, and Kahlo drew them like that in a 1946 self-portrait). Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "Behind the Personal Branding of Frida Kahlo," 18 June 2018 The other hand goes to the curly, untamed mess of hair on my head. New York Times, "What My Father Gave Me," 16 June 2018

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First Known Use of untamed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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