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Webster 1913 Edition


Wildly

Wild′ly

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adv.
In a wild manner; without cultivation; with disorder; rudely; distractedly; extravagantly.

Webster 1828 Edition


Wildly

WILDLY

,
adv.
1.
Without cultivation.
2.
Without tameness.
3.
With disorder; with perturbation or distraction; with a fierce or roving look; as, to start wildly from ones seat; to stare wildly.
4.
Without attention; heedlessly.
5.
Capriciously; irrationally; extravagantly.
Who is there so wildly skeptical as to question whether the sun will rise in the east?
6.
Irregularly.
She, wildly wanton, wears by night away the sign of all our labors done by day.

Definition 2022


wildly

wildly

English

Adverb

wildly (comparative more wildly, superlative most wildly)

  1. In a wild, uncontrolled manner.
    He swung wildly at the guy's head, but ended up on the floor.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport:
      Steve Bruce's side have swung from highs to lows in what has been at best a wildly inconsistent start to the season. They experienced a microcosm of this within the opening 45 minutes at the Stadium of Light.

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