Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Somewhat wild.
- adj. Somewhat wild.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Somewhat wild; rather wild.
- wild + -ish (Wiktionary)
“Harry (I could not have thought it; for he is a little wildish, they say) cried till he sobbed again.”
“She could frighten a wildish cow and bail up anything that would stay in a yard with her.”
“Bella Barnes was going to marry a surveyor, a wildish young fellow, but a good one to work as ever was.”
“Round, wildish eyes, slightly near-sighted, completed a physiognomy essentially feline.”
“He called me Mitchell and loved to tease me cause when I was soon out of highschool I started dressing in wildish outlandish clothes.”
“Janenne took to wildish ways, and, leaving the home of their ancestors, went away to Paris and led extravagant lives there, gambling and drinking, and squandering their substance in other and even more foolish fashions, and at last there ceased to be estates of Janenne to draw upon, or even Counts of Janenne to draw.”
“Fifth and sixth, a vacillating, staggering, decrepit creature with wildish white beard and eyes, who had been arrested -- incredibly enough -- for "rape.”
“But it was her mouth you remembered: the fulness and brevity of it, the deep indentation of its upper lip, the curves of it and its vivid crimson -- these roused you to wildish speculation as to its probable softness when Lady Allonby and Fate were beyond ordinary lenient.”
“Nourishment for much wildish speculation, in fact, can be got by considering what the world's literature would be, had its authors restricted themselves, as do we Americans so sedulously -- and unavoidably -- to writing of contemporaneous happenings.”
“Nevertheless, an orderly poked his head in good-naturedly enough at seven next morning with tea and goat's cheese and brown bread, and our captain host, a rather wildish-looking young man from the Asiatic interior, came to say he had telephoned for permission to take us to the heights above Kaba Tepe and Ari Burnu.”
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These words are from Samuel Richardson's novel Clarissa, Or, The History of a Young Lady, 1747-48
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