Synonyms for wildcat

Synonyms for (noun) wildcat

Synonyms: wildcat

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

Similar words: cat, true cat

Definition: feline mammal usually having thick soft fur and no ability to roar: domestic cats; wildcats


Synonyms: wildcat, wildcat well

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

Similar words: oil well, oiler

Definition: a well that yields or has yielded oil


Synonyms: beast, savage, brute, wildcat, wolf

Definition: a cruelly rapacious person

Similar words: assailant, assaulter, attacker, aggressor

Definition: someone who attacks

Synonyms for (adjective) wildcat

Synonyms: wildcat

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

Usage: drilling there would be strictly a wildcat operation; a wildcat mine; wildcat drilling; wildcat wells

Similar words: explorative, exploratory

Definition: serving in or intended for exploration or discovery

Usage: an exploratory operation; exploratory reconnaissance; digging an exploratory well in the Gulf of Mexico; exploratory talks between diplomats


Synonyms: unauthorised, unauthorized, wildcat

Definition: without official authorization

Usage: an unauthorized strike; wildcat work stoppage

Similar words: unofficial

Definition: not having official authority or sanction

Usage: a sort of unofficial mayor; an unofficial estimate; he participated in an unofficial capacity


Synonyms: wildcat

Definition: outside the bounds of legitimate or ethical business practices

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

Similar words: unsound

Definition: not sound financially

Usage: unsound banking practices