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

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Examples of wildly in a Sentence

He was waving his arms wildly. I'm not wildly enthusiastic about seeing them.

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Throughout history, Mario has always gotten more shine, but Sega’s answer to Nintendo’s signature character was wildly successful in his own right, spawning tons of sequels, spinoffs, and TV series throughout his glory days in the 1990s. Andrew Daniels, Popular Mechanics, "5 Reasons Why the Sonic the Hedgehog Movie Will Be Better Than the Internet Thinks," 30 Apr. 2019 Several hundred Bill Self basketball campers cheered wildly and stomped their feet on the bleachers as Kansas big men Dedric Lawson, Silvio De Sousa and David McCormack assaulted the rims during drills on Monday afternoon at Horejsi Center. Gary Bedore, kansascity, "KU's frontcourt puts on dunk show at camp: 'It feels good to have those big bodies here.'," 4 June 2018 Being 3¾ inches tall and not the usual 12 inches like the original Joes, the figures were cheaper to produce and provided Hasbro with a direct competitor to a new line of wildly successful Star Wars figures. Maude Campbell, Popular Mechanics, "Yo, Joe: How a 12-Inch Soldier Doll Became a Toy Legend," 9 Apr. 2019 Gaming laptops embraced innovation in wildly different ways. Brad Chacos, PCWorld, "6 important CES 2019 reveals and trends that PC enthusiasts need to know about," 11 Jan. 2019 Despite taking wildly different paths, the Seahawks and Vikings found themselves in strikingly similar situations on Monday night. Seattle Times Sports Staff, The Seattle Times, "What the national media are saying about the Seahawks’ win over the Vikings on #MNF," 11 Dec. 2018 That HoloLens project also incorporated live actors who interacted with participants, but with Chained, Denton wanted to blend live performance with VR’s ability to transport audiences to wildly different locations and environments. Bryan Bishop, The Verge, "Chained mixes virtual reality and live actors to tell a dark Christmas tale," 5 Dec. 2018 Chyla also notes that exposing your skin to wildly different temperatures can dilate the skin's blood vessels and exacerbate rosacea. Ella Cerón, Teen Vogue, "How to Fight Acne and Dry Skin in Winter," 13 Nov. 2018 Like the households the show follows, the architecture and decor of each space is wildly different, prompting HouseBeautiful.com's latest House Wars series on Instagram: Which house is truly the best? Candace Braun Davison, House Beautiful, "People Are Seriously Divided Over Which Modern Family House Is Best," 26 Sep. 2018

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First Known Use of wildly

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of wildly

: in an uncontrolled or excited way : in a wild way
: very or extremely

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