wild·​ly | \ ˈwī(-ə)l(d)-lē How to pronounce wildly (audio) \

Definition of wildly

1 : in a wild manner was talking wildly
2 : extremely sense 2 wildly popular wildly enthusiastic

Examples of wildly in a Sentence

He was waving his arms wildly. I'm not wildly enthusiastic about seeing them.
Recent Examples on the Web The Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra took home the top prize Saturday night as the 66th edition of the wildly popular music contest came to a close. Tribune News Service, oregonlive, 15 May 2022 Athleta is a wildly popular go-to for comfort fashion. Elizabeth Berry, Woman's Day, 13 May 2022 The Series, were filmed in Utah, where the dirty soda has been wildly popular since the 2010s. Antonia Debianchi, PEOPLE.com, 13 May 2022 Top-tier restaurants, boutiques, galleries and flashy condos now coexist with a wildly popular library, an armada of floating saunas and a sandy beach, frequented by toddlers and swans. Deborah Dunn, WSJ, 13 May 2022 The wildly popular restaurant is attributed to its mouth-watering offerings that look and taste like traditional foods. Jasmine Browley, Essence, 12 May 2022 Months of tense negotiations between the video-game maker Electronic Arts and FIFA, soccer’s global governing body, ended without an agreement to extend a partnership that had created not so much a wildly popular game as a cultural phenomenon. New York Times, 10 May 2022 This gender-neutral fanny pack from Herschel is wildly popular for its compact size and impressive color range with over 40 options. Emma Seymour, Good Housekeeping, 9 May 2022 Has pasta always been wildly popular in Italy, or all over Italy? Priyanka Vora, Quartz, 3 May 2022 See More

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First Known Use of wildly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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18 May 2022

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“Wildly.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wildly. Accessed 19 May. 2022.

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