Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In a wild, uncontrolled manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a wild state or manner, in any sense.
  • Wild.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an uncontrolled or unrestrained manner
  • adv. with violent and uncontrollable passion
  • adv. to an extreme or greatly exaggerated degree

Etymologies

wild +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Ellis, then a young attorney fresh from the rigors of law school and what he describes as a wildly unsuccessful stint as a professor in California, closed his criminal defense practice in State College, Pennsylvania, and set out to transform himself into an expert in a new legal sub-specialty he dubbed

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  • Using the 4 Disciplines of Execution we then take on what we call a wildly important goal, those stores that are under performing on the customer loyalty metric or some other metric, take that on as a goal.

    US Market Commentary from Seeking Alpha

  • Opto Network has been running rural trials, which he describes as wildly successful.

    Computerworld

  • Nearby is a set of Nazi toy soldiers with a miniature Hitler orating wildly from a podium.

    Why Did Germans Embrace Him?

  • Whenever the federal government has taken on tasks that should, I think, be limited to families, communities, churches, and other local or state institutions, it has usually done a mediocre to very poor job and has come in wildly over budget.

    Insight Scoop | The Ignatius Press Blog:

  • Given those three prerequisites, I am convinced that most weight loss programs remain wildly unsuccessful because they don't pay attention to people's thinking.

    Judith S. Beck, Ph.D.: Dieting: The Missing Ingredient for Success

  • And suddenly Quinn had four dead bodies to dispose of and one astounding clue — to a mystery that is about to spin wildly out of control.

    Who’s Thrilling You Now? –The New Guns of the Thriller Genre; an Author Panel

  • Had he been no more than a savage, he would have leapt wildly from the place or else sprung upon her and destroyed her.

    Chapter 2

  • They form different social aggregates and exchange goods and services within wildly different parameters (and exhibit hypocritical sexual tastes that diverge from procreative mandates – ask our troops about that).

    Subhumans | ATTACKERMAN

  • Thanks to all who came, it was great to see you and to share the joy of people beating up other people in wildly improbably ways.

    April 12th, 2010

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