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Noun: Wilder  wI(-u)l-du(r)
  1. United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)
    - Thornton Wilder, Thornton Niven Wilder
  2. United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humour infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)
    - Billy Wilder, Samuel Wilder
Adjective: wild (wilder,wildest)  wI(-u)ld
  1. In a natural state; not tamed, domesticated or cultivated
    "edible wild plants"; "wild geese";
    - untamed
  2. Marked by extreme lack of restraint or control
    "wild talk"; "wild parties"
  3. In a state of extreme emotion
    "wild with anger"; "wild with grief"
  4. Deviating widely from an intended course
    "a wild bullet"; "he threw a wild pitch"
  5. (of colours or sounds) intensely vivid or loud
    "wild colours"; "wild shouts";
    - violent
  6. Without a basis in reason or fact
    "wild gossip";
    - baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted
  7. Talking or behaving irrationally
    - raving mad, raving
  8. Involving risk or danger
    "a wild financial scheme";
    - hazardous, risky
  9. Fanciful and unrealistic; foolish
    "a wild idea of his own importance";
    - fantastic
  10. Located in a dismal or remote area; desolate
    "a wild stretch of land";
    - godforsaken, waste
  11. Intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with
    "wild about cars and racing";
    - crazy, dotty [informal], gaga [informal]
  12. Without civilizing influences
    "wild tribes";
    - barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised [Brit]
  13. (of the elements) as if showing violent anger
    "wild clouds on the horizon";
    - angry, furious, raging, tempestuous

See also: chaotic, dangerous, delirious, disorderly, enthusiastic, excited, feral, ferine, frantic, frenzied, inhospitable, insane, intense, intractable, keen, mad, manic, noncivilised [Brit], noncivilized, passionate, procellous [archaic], savage, semi-wild, stormy, unbroken, uncontrolled, undomesticated, unquiet, unrealistic, unrestrained, unsafe, unsubdued, unsupported, wildness

Type of: author, dramatist, film maker, film producer, filmmaker, movie maker, playwright, writer

Antonym: tame

Encyclopedia: Wilder, Michael

Wild, Richard