Synonyms of wild in English:

wild


See definition of wild

adjective

1‘wild animals’

SYNONYMS

untamed, undomesticated, feral

unbroken

fierce, ferocious, savage

ANTONYMS

tame

2‘wild flowers’

SYNONYMS

uncultivated, natural

native, indigenous

technical agrestal

ANTONYMS

cultivated, hothouse

3‘a wild tribe’

SYNONYMS

primitive, uncivilized, uncultured, uncultivated, uneducated, ignorant

savage, barbarous, barbaric, brutish, ferocious, fierce

Indian jungli

archaic rude

ANTONYMS

civilized

4‘a tract of wild hill country’

SYNONYMS

uninhabited, unpopulated, uncultivated, unfarmed, unmanaged, virgin

rugged, rough, inhospitable, desolate, empty, deserted, trackless, waste, barren

5‘a wild night’

SYNONYMS

stormy, squally, tempestuous, turbulent, blustery, windy, howling, raging, roaring, furious, violent

angry, dirty, foul, nasty, inclement

rough, storm-tossed, choppy, boiling

rare boisterous

ANTONYMS

calm

6‘her wild black hair’

SYNONYMS

dishevelled, tousled, tangled, windswept

windblown, untidy, messy, disordered, disarranged

uncombed, unkempt

North American mussed up

ANTONYMS

tidy, sleek

7‘he had a reputation for wild behaviour’

SYNONYMS

uncontrolled, unrestrained, out of control, undisciplined, unconstrained, uncurbed, unbridled, unchecked, chaotic

uninhibited, extrovert, attention-seeking, unconventional

wayward, self-willed, ungovernable, unmanageable, unruly, rowdy, disorderly, riotous, lawless

rare corybantic

ANTONYMS

self-disciplined

8‘the crowd was wild with excitement’

SYNONYMS

very excited, jumping up and down, on fire, delirious, in a frenzy, frantic

uproarious, tumultuous, passionate, vehement, eager, unrestrained, untrammelled

ANTONYMS

calm

9‘I was wild with jealousy’

SYNONYMS

distraught, frantic, beside oneself, not knowing what to do with oneself, frenzied, in a frenzy, hysterical, crazed, deranged, berserk

mad, crazy

10‘Hank's going to be wild when he finds out’

SYNONYMS

furious, very angry, infuriated, incensed, enraged, beside oneself, irate, fuming, in a rage, raging, seething, maddened, exasperated

livid, mad, hopping mad, seeing red, hot under the collar, up in arms, foaming at the mouth, on the warpath, steamed up, fit to be tied

British spare

Scottish radge

ANTONYMS

pleased

11‘his family weren't exactly wild about me’

SYNONYMS

very keen on, very enthusiastic about, passionate about, enamoured of, infatuated with, smitten with

crazy about, mad about, nuts about, nutty about, potty about, gone on

ANTONYMS

unenthusiastic, indifferent

12‘Bill's wild schemes’

SYNONYMS

madcap, ridiculous, ludicrous, foolish, stupid, lunatic, foolhardy, idiotic, absurd, silly, asinine, unwise, ill-advised, ill-considered, ill-conceived, illogical, senseless, nonsensical

impractical, impracticable, unpractical, unworkable, imprudent, reckless, preposterous, outrageous

extravagant, fantastical, fantastic, fanciful

informal crazy, crackpot, crackbrained, cock-eyed

British informal daft

ANTONYMS

sensible, practical

13‘a wild guess’

SYNONYMS

random, arbitrary, hit-or-miss, haphazard, uninformed

informal shot-in-the-dark

ANTONYMS

considered


Phrases

    run wild

      1‘the vegetable garden had been allowed to run wild’

      SYNONYMS

      grow unchecked, grow profusely, run riot, spread like wildfire, ramble, straggle

      2‘children in the city are running wild’

      SYNONYMS

      run free, run amok, run riot, get out of control, cut loose, be undisciplined, go on the rampage

      Australian

      go bush

      informal

      raise hell

      North American informal

      go postal