Synonyms of wilder


1. Wilder, Thornton Wilder, Thornton Niven Wilder

usage: United States writer and dramatist (1897-1975)

2. Wilder, Billy Wilder, Samuel Wilder

usage: United States filmmaker (born in Austria) whose dark humor infused many of the films he made (1906-2002)


1. wild (vs. tame), chaotic, disorderly, delirious, excited, frantic, mad, unrestrained, frenzied, manic, unsubdued, unquiet

usage: marked by extreme lack of restraint or control; "wild talk"; "wild parties"

2. wild (vs. tame), untamed, feral, ferine, savage, semi-wild, unbroken, undomesticated, intractable

usage: in a natural state; not tamed or domesticated or cultivated; "wild geese"; "edible wild plants"

3. wild, passionate (vs. passionless)

usage: in a state of extreme emotion; "wild with anger"; "wild with grief"

4. wild, uncontrolled (vs. controlled)

usage: deviating widely from an intended course; "a wild bullet"; "he threw a wild pitch"

5. violent, wild, intense (vs. mild)

usage: (of colors or sounds) intensely vivid or loud; "a violent clash of colors"; "her dress was a violent red"; "a violent noise"; "wild colors"; "wild shouts"

6. baseless, groundless, idle, unfounded, unwarranted, wild, unsupported (vs. supported)

usage: without a basis in reason or fact; "baseless gossip"; "the allegations proved groundless"; "idle fears"; "unfounded suspicions"; "unwarranted jealousy"

7. raving mad, wild, insane (vs. sane)

usage: talking or behaving irrationally; "a raving lunatic"

8. hazardous, risky, wild, dangerous (vs. safe), unsafe

usage: involving risk or danger; "skydiving is a hazardous sport"; "extremely risky going out in the tide and fog"; "a wild financial scheme"

9. fantastic, wild, unrealistic (vs. realistic)

usage: fanciful and unrealistic; foolish; "a fantastic idea of his own importance"

10. godforsaken, waste, wild, inhospitable (vs. hospitable)

usage: located in a dismal or remote area; desolate; "a desert island"; "a godforsaken wilderness crossroads"; "a wild stretch of land"; "waste places"

11. crazy, wild, dotty, gaga, enthusiastic (vs. unenthusiastic)

usage: intensely enthusiastic about or preoccupied with; "crazy about cars and racing"; "he is potty about her"

12. barbarian, barbaric, savage, uncivilized, uncivilised, wild, noncivilized (vs. civilized), noncivilised

usage: without civilizing influences; "barbarian invaders"; "barbaric practices"; "a savage people"; "fighting is crude and uncivilized especially if the weapons are efficient"-Margaret Meade; "wild tribes"

13. angry, furious, raging, tempestuous, wild, stormy (vs. calm)

usage: (of the elements) as if showing violent anger; "angry clouds on the horizon"; "furious winds"; "the raging sea"

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Definition and meaning of wilder (Dictionary)