un·​tamed ˌən-ˈtāmd How to pronounce untamed (audio)
: not made less wild or less difficult to control : not tamed
untamed animals
the untamed wilderness
untamed hair

Examples of untamed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The instrumentation and Ferrell’s voice display a masterful musicianship that can veer on the edge of untamed, while maintaining exquisite control. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 23 Oct. 2023 Of course, in a place that’s steeped in such untamed natural beauty, eco-adventures — from hiking to kayaking — abound. Lindsay Cohn, Travel + Leisure, 12 Aug. 2023 California ‘Grief is alive, wild, untamed’: How to support a partner who’s lost a loved one Nov. 1, 2022 Tobia uses empathy and compassion to process their grief, even directing those feelings toward the studios causing their pain. Maria Prudente, Los Angeles Times, 14 Sep. 2023 Neat rows of vines, their leaves chartreuse with spring growth, met the untamed beauty of the high-desert grasslands. Gina Decaprio Vercesi, Travel + Leisure, 27 Oct. 2023 California ‘Grief is alive, wild, untamed’: How to support a partner who’s lost a loved one Nov. 1, 2022 There was a small memorial by the side of the road that had been put up by a local teenager. Colin Campbell, Los Angeles Times, 10 Oct. 2023 Since then, the aquarium has honed its approach, making sure otters remain untamed. Dino Grandoni and Melina Mara, Anchorage Daily News, 11 Sep. 2023 The land beyond your apartment’s front door is a frightening, untamed place, full of peril. Alex Baia, The New Yorker, 24 Mar. 2023 Forever synonymous with untamed beauty, long hair is simply an iconic look. Audrey Noble, Vogue, 12 Oct. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of untamed was in the 14th century

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“Untamed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/untamed. Accessed 2 Dec. 2023.

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