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wild

 (wīld)
adj. wild·er, wild·est
1. Occurring, growing, or living in a natural state; not domesticated, cultivated, or tamed: wild geese; edible wild plants.
2. Not inhabited or farmed: remote, wild country.
3. Uncivilized or barbarous.
4.
a. Lacking supervision or restraint: wild children living in the street.
b. Disorderly; unruly: a wild scene in the school cafeteria.
c. Characterized by a lack of moral restraint; dissolute or licentious: recalled his wild youth with remorse.
5. Lacking regular order or arrangement; disarranged: wild locks of long hair.
6. Full of, marked by, or suggestive of strong, uncontrolled emotion: wild with jealousy; a wild look in his eye; a wild rage.
7. Extravagant; fantastic: a wild idea.
8. Furiously disturbed or turbulent; stormy: wild weather.
9. Risky; imprudent: wild financial schemes.
10.
a. Impatiently eager: wild to get away for the weekend.
b. Informal Highly enthusiastic: just wild about the new music.
11. Based on little or no evidence or probability; unfounded: wild accusations; a wild guess.
12. Deviating greatly from an intended course; erratic: a wild bullet.
13. Games Having an equivalence or value determined by the cardholder's choice: playing poker with deuces wild.
adv.
In a wild manner: growing wild; roaming wild.
n.
1. A natural or undomesticated state: returned the zoo animals to the wild; plants that grow abundantly in the wild.
2. often wilds A region that is mostly uninhabited or uncultivated: the wilds of the northern steppes.
intr.v. wild·ed, wild·ing, wilds
To go about in a group threatening, robbing, or attacking others.

[Middle English wilde, from Old English.]

wild′ly adv.
wild′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.wildly - to an extreme or greatly exaggerated degree; "the storyline is wildly unrealistic"
2.wildly - in an uncontrolled or unrestrained manner; "He gesticulated wildly"
3.wildly - with violent and uncontrollable passion; "attacked wildly, slashing and stabbing over and over"
Translations
بِوَحْشِيَّه
vildt
brjálæîislega
çılgıncavahşîce

wildly

[ˈwaɪldlɪ] ADV
1. (= ecstatically) [shout] → como loco; [applaud] → a rabiar, como loco
the Democrats were cheering wildly for their nomineelos demócratas vitoreaban como locos a su candidato nominado
2. (= frantically) [stare, look] → con cara de espanto; [gesture] → como loco, violentamente
the driver was gesticulating wildlyel conductor gesticulaba como loco or violentamente
3. (= violently) [hit out, throw] → violentamente, como loco
4. (= crazily, rashly) [guess] → sin pensarlo mucho; [promise] → en un arrebato; [exaggerated] → muy
5. (= haphazardly) [shoot] → a lo loco, a tontas y a locas; [fluctuate, vary] → muchísimo
6. (= extremely) wildly happy/enthusiasticloco de felicidad/entusiasmo
Naomi was wildly jealous of her sisterNaomi sentía unos celos locos de su hermana
a wildly improbable storyuna historia disparatadísima
a wildly inaccurate estimateun cálculo que dista/distaba muchísimo de la realidad

wildly

[ˈwaɪldli] adv
(= energetically) [applaud, cheer] → frénétiquement; [wave, gesticulate] → frénétiquement
The audience applauded wildly → Le public applaudit frénétiquement.
(= at random) [hit, grab] → frénétiquement
He hit out wildly at his captors → Il se débattait frénétiquement contre ses ravisseurs.
She splashed about wildly, trying to reach the edge of the pool → Elle battait des bras frénétiquement, essayant d'atteindre le bord de la piscine.
(used for emphasis) [happy, optimistic] → follement
The government's forecasts are wildly optimistic → Les prévisions du gouvernement sont follement optimistes.
wildly successful → qui rencontre un succès fou
a wildly successful choreographer → un chorégraphe qui rencontre un succès fou
wildly popular → immensément populaire
(= to a great degree) [different] → radicalement
They gave wildly different versions of what happened → Leurs versions de ce qui s'est passé diffèrent du tout au tout., Ils ont donné des versions radicalement différentes de ce qui s'est passé.
[vary, differ] → du tout au tout
The standard varies wildly → La qualité varie du tout au tout.

wildly

adv
(= violently)wild, heftig
(= in disorder)wirr; his hair fell wildly over his foreheadsein Haar fiel ihm wirr in die Stirn
(= without aim)wild; to hit out wildlywild um sich schlagen; to shoot wildlywild drauflosschießen
(= extravagantly) guessdrauflos, ins Blaue hinein; talkunausgegoren; happyrasend; exaggeratedstark, maßlos; wrong, differenttotal, völlig; I think she is being wildly optimisticich denke, dass sie maßlos or übertrieben optimistisch ist
(= excitedly, distractedly)wild, aufgeregt
(= riotously)wild

wildly

[ˈwaɪldlɪ] adv (gen) → violentemente; (behave) → in modo sfrenato; (talk) → fervorosamente; (rush around) → come un(a) pazzo/a; (exaggerate) → largamente; (applaud, cheer) → freneticamente
to guess wildly → tirare a indovinare
wildly happy/enthusiastic → terribilmente felice/entusiasta
her heart was beating wildly → il cuore le batteva forte

wild

(waild) adjective
1. (of animals) not tamed. wolves and other wild animals.
2. (of land) not cultivated.
3. uncivilized or lawless; savage. wild tribes.
4. very stormy; violent. a wild night at sea; a wild rage.
5. mad, crazy, insane etc. wild with hunger; wild with anxiety.
6. rash. a wild hope.
7. not accurate or reliable. a wild guess.
8. very angry.
ˈwildly adverb
ˈwildness noun
ˈwildfire: spread like wildfire
(of eg news) to spread extremely fast.
ˈwildfowl noun plural
wild birds, especially water birds such as ducks, geese etc.
ˌwild-ˈgoose chase
an attempt to catch or find something one cannot possibly obtain.
ˈwildlife noun
wild animals, birds, insects etc collectively. to protect wildlife.
in the wild
(of an animal) in its natural surroundings. Young animals have to learn to look after themselves in the wild.
the wilds
the uncultivated areas (of a country etc). They're living out in the wilds of Australia somewhere.
the Wild Westwest
References in classic literature ?
A universal shriek arose as the russet boots waved wildly from the wreck and a golden head emerged, exclaiming, "I told you so
For a moment they watched and then, as though to break a spell that hung over them, they began hurling the ball wildly about, and amid a se- ries of fierce animal-like cries from the coach, the runners of the Winesburg team scampered home.
Yulka knelt down, shut her eyes, and put out her hand a little way, but she drew it back and began to cry wildly.
A desperate and fruitless struggle to recover the branch succeeded, and then the savage was seen for a fleeting instant, grasping wildly at the empty air.
THAT day," said Jessie briskly; "the day he just gloved your hand with kisses, and then fled wildly into the forest to conceal his emotion.
Seen in the brook once more was the shadowy wrath of Pearl's image, crowned and girdled with flowers, but stamping its foot, wildly gesticulating, and, in the midst of all, still pointing its small forefinger at Hester's bosom.
With this once long lance, now wildly elbowed, fifty years ago did Nathan Swain kill fifteen whales between a sunrise and a sunset.
As they narrated to each other their unholy adventures, their tales of terror told in words of mirth; as their uncivilized laughter forked upwards out of them, like the flames from the furnace; as to and fro, in their front, the harpooneers wildly gesticulated with their huge pronged forks and dippers; as the wind howled on, and the sea leaped, and the ship groaned and dived, and yet steadfastly shot her red hell further and further into the blackness of the sea and the night, and scornfully champed the white bone in her mouth, and viciously spat round her on all sides; then the rushing Pequod, freighted with savages, and laden with fire, and burning a corpse, and plunging into that blackness of darkness, seemed the material counterpart of her monomaniac commander's soul.
He unbuttoned her habit, loosened her collar, felt her hands and wrist, then started up and looked wildly round him for help.
The occasion rested heavily upon Marija's broad shoulders--it was her task to see that all things went in due form, and after the best home traditions; and, flying wildly hither and thither, bowling every one out of the way, and scolding and exhorting all day with her tremendous voice, Marija was too eager to see that others conformed to the proprieties to consider them herself.
After his prayer they put the noose around the young girl's neck, and they had great trouble to adjust the knot under her ear, because she was devouring the baby all the time, wildly kissing it, and snatching it to her face and her breast, and drenching it with tears, and half moaning, half shrieking all the while, and the baby crowing, and laughing, and kicking its feet with delight over what it took for romp and play.
I have it by me in the LEGENDS OF THE RHINE, done into English by the wildly gifted Garnham, Bachelor of Arts.