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wild

adjective (NOT CONTROLLED)    /waɪld/
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.UncontrolledViolent or aggressiveUnkind, cruel and unfeelingTreating people or animals badly slang very unusual, often in a way that is attractive or exciting: Those are wild trousers you're wearing, Fi.Informal words for goodGood, better and bestQuite good, or not very good wildness     /ˈwaɪld.nəs/ noun [U] the wildness (= natural and extreme beauty) of the Western HighlandsDeserts, prairies and wildernesses
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