Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wildcat

3 senses of wildcat

Sense 1
wildcat well, wildcat -- (an exploratory oil well drilled in land not known to be an oil field)
       => oil well, oiler -- (a well that yields or has yielded oil)

Sense 2
beast, wolf, savage, brute, wildcat -- (a cruelly rapacious person)
       => attacker, aggressor, assailant, assaulter -- (someone who attacks)

Sense 3
wildcat -- (any small or medium-sized cat resembling the domestic cat and living in the wild)
       => cat, true cat -- (feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats)

Antonyms of adj wildcat

3 senses of wildcat

Sense 1
wildcat -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA unsound) -> sound -- (financially secure and safe; "sound investments"; "a sound economy")

Sense 2
unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcat -- (without official authorization; "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage")

INDIRECT (VIA unofficial) -> official -- (having official authority or sanction; "official permission"; "an official representative")

Sense 3
wildcat -- ((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")

INDIRECT (VIA exploratory) -> nonexploratory, nonexplorative, unexploratory, unexplorative -- (not exploratory)

Similarity of adj wildcat

3 senses of wildcat

Sense 1
wildcat -- (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")
       => unsound (vs. sound) -- (not sound financially; "unsound banking practices")

Sense 2
unauthorized, unauthorised, wildcat -- (without official authorization; "an unauthorized strike"; "wildcat work stoppage")
       => unofficial (vs. official) -- (not having official authority or sanction; "a sort of unofficial mayor"; "an unofficial estimate"; "he participated in an unofficial capacity")

Sense 3
wildcat -- ((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")
       => exploratory (vs. nonexploratory), explorative -- (serving in or intended for exploration or discovery; "an exploratory operation"; "exploratory reconnaissance"; "digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico"; "exploratory talks between diplomats")

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