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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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 There’s something about that high-glam effect of the foil lip that reminds me of my own untamed youth. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Models in Jeremy Scott's New York Fashion Week Show Wore Foil Lipstick," 7 Sep. 2018 The combination of maintained land and untamed wilderness is pivotal to all that deep reflection and navel-gazing college students are so good at. Condé Nast Traveler, "The 50 Most Beautiful College Campuses in America," 6 Aug. 2018 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

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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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