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Synonyms for wildcat
ˈwaɪldˌkæt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wildcat well, wildcat(noun)

    an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field

    Synonyms:
    savage, wolf, brute, wildcat well, beast

    Antonyms:
    sound, nonexplorative, unexploratory, official, nonexploratory, unexplorative

  2. beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat(noun)

    a cruelly rapacious person

    Synonyms:
    wildcat well, masher, skirt chaser, fauna, animal, animate being, beast, brute, woman chaser, wolf, barbarian, creature, savage

    Antonyms:
    official, unexplorative, nonexploratory, nonexplorative, sound, unexploratory

  3. wildcat(adj)

    any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild

    Synonyms:
    savage, wolf, brute, wildcat well, beast

    Antonyms:
    nonexplorative, sound, official, unexplorative, nonexploratory, unexploratory

  4. wildcat(adj)

    outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices

    "wildcat currency issued by irresponsible banks"; "wildcat stock speculation"; "a wildcat airline"; "wildcat life insurance schemes"

    Synonyms:
    unauthorised, unauthorized

    Antonyms:
    unexplorative, sound, nonexplorative, official, nonexploratory, unexploratory

  5. unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcat(adj)

    without official authorization

    "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage"

    Synonyms:
    unauthorised, unauthorized

    Antonyms:
    sound, official, unexplorative, nonexploratory, nonexplorative, unexploratory

  6. wildcat(adj)

    (of a mine or oil well) drilled speculatively in an area not known to be productive

    "drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation"; "a wildcat mine"; "wildcat drilling"; "wildcat wells"

    Synonyms:
    unauthorised, unauthorized

    Antonyms:
    official, nonexplorative, sound, unexplorative, unexploratory, nonexploratory

Wiktionary

  1. wildcat(noun)

    Synonyms:
    Felis silvestris

  2. wildcat(noun)

    relating to oil exploration in an area where no oil has been found before

    You'd have to be very rich or very desperate to go wildcatting that far east.

    Synonyms:
    Felis silvestris

  3. wildcat(noun)

    unauthorized by the proper authorities

    Synonyms:
    Felis silvestris

  4. wildcat(noun)

    unsound; worthless; irresponsible; unsafe

    Synonyms:
    Felis silvestris

  5. wildcat(noun)

    a caliber of ammunition derived by amending another type of cartridge and not made by commercial manufacturers.

    Synonyms:
    Felis silvestris

  6. wildcat(noun)

    In the labor movement, anything done outside of the control of bosses or trade unions.

    Synonyms:
    Felis silvestris

  7. wildcat(noun)

    an offensive formation characterized by a direct snap to a running back and an unbalanced offensive line

    Synonyms:
    Felis silvestris

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How to use wildcat in a sentence?

  1. Janet Napolitano:

    We are sympathetic to the high cost of housing in Santa Cruz and the pressure this puts on TAs, but a wildcat strike is not the way to get relief.

  2. Adrienne Rich:

    The worker can unionize, go out on strike; mothers are divided from each other in homes, tied to their children by compassionate bonds; our wildcat strikes have most often taken the form of physical or mental breakdown.

  3. Korean Proverb:

    Where there are no tigers, a wildcat is very self-important.

  4. Louis Adamic:

    From Mount Hollywood, Los Angeles looks rather nice, enveloped in a haze of changing colors. Actually, and in spite of all the healthful sunshine and ocean breezes, it is a bad place - full of old, dying people, who were born old of tired pioneer parents, victims of America - full of curious wild and poisonous growths, decadent religious cults and fake science, and wildcat enterprises, which, with their aim for quick profit, are doomed to collapse and drag down multitudes of people.

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