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 Not only did the bench score and defend to help power the Horns to a five-game win streak, but its scrappy play and untamed hustle generated a vivacious energy that Texas still rides today. Dallas News, "3 things that need to happen for the Texas Longhorns to make an NCAA Tournament run," 18 Jan. 2021 Behind the tall grass and sand dunes of Bayview Avenue in South Brooklyn, just beyond the sports fields of Kaiser Park, is an untamed wasteland. Caroline Spivack, Curbed, "A Coney Island Baptism Spot Might Be Declared a Superfund Site," 4 Jan. 2021 Turns out, New Mexico's untamed expanses can be as captivating to the snap of the camera as the Serengeti. Brandon Presser, Harper's BAZAAR, "The 20 Best Places to Travel in 2021," 30 Dec. 2020 Starting in 2021, the Saints will leave the untamed frontier of the independent minor leagues and become the Triple-A affiliate of the Minnesota Twins, their major-league neighbor across the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Jared Diamond, WSJ, "The Wacky Rebels of Minor League Baseball Go Legit," 15 Dec. 2020 The collection draws on the untamed energy and raw glamour of the 1970s. Harper's BAZAAR, "Richard Mille's New Watch Collection Is a Celebration of Female Empowerment," 9 Dec. 2020 Notes of Yves Saint Laurent’s Jardin Majorelle come through the rouge pathways with echoes of an untamed, rambling English garden. Erin Zelle, Los Angeles Times, "Flamingo Estate’s luxe garden offerings come to a Culver City pop-up," 24 Nov. 2020 Although the reserve isn’t open to the public, the add-on safari ride from Hortobágy Wild Animal Park rolls closely past the grazing animals—untamed residents of Hungary’s wild, wild east. Melissa Findley, National Geographic, "Destinations on the rise for 2021," 20 Nov. 2020 But one key region of the spectrum remained untamed: the terahertz band, which lies between infrared light and microwaves. Robert F. Service, Science | AAAS, "New lasers that fire terahertz beams could propel medical imaging and contraband detection," 2 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of untamed

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 Feb 2021

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“Untamed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untamed. Accessed 24 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of untamed

: wild and not controlled by people : not tamed

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