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wild

adjective uk   /waɪld/ us  

wild adjective (NOT CONTROLLED)

B2 uncontrolled, violent, or extreme: a wild party wild dancing The audience burst into wild applause. When I told him what I'd done, he went wild (= became very angry). The children were wild with excitement (= were extremely excited). Her eyes were wild/She had a wild look in her eyes (= her eyes were wide open, as if frightened or mentally ill). His hair was wild (= long and untidy) and his clothes full of holes. There have been wild (= extreme) variations in the level of spending. They get some wild weather (= many severe storms) in the north. It was a wild (= stormy or very windy) night, with the wind howling and the rain pouring down. slang very unusual, often in a way that is attractive or exciting: Those are wild trousers you're wearing, Fi.

wild adjective (NATURAL)

A2 refers to plants or animals that live or grow independently of people, in natural conditions and with natural characteristics: wild flowers/grasses a herd of wild horses B2 describes land that is not used to grow crops and has few people living in it: a wild, mountainous region

wild adjective (NOT THOUGHT ABOUT)

wild accusation/guess/rumour C2 something that you say that is not based on facts and is probably wrong
wildness
noun [U] uk   /ˈwaɪld.nəs/ us  
the wildness (= natural and extreme beauty) of the Western Highlands

wild

noun uk   /waɪld/ us  
in the wild in natural conditions, independent of humans: Animals would produce more young in the wild than they do in the zoo. in the wilds (of somewhere) in an area that is far from where people usually live and difficult to get to, and that is not considered easy to live in: She lives somewhere in the wilds of Borneo.
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