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Definitions and Synonyms of wilderness | Another word for wilderness | What is wilderness?

Definition 1: a bewildering profusion - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where wilderness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the duties of citizenship are lost sight of in the wilderness of interests of individuals and groups
  • a wilderness of masts in the harbor

(wilderness is a kind of ...) the property of being extremely abundant

"the profusion of detail" "the idiomatic richness of English"

Definition 2: a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition - [noun denoting location]

Samples where wilderness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers

Synonyms for wilderness in the sense of this definition

(wilderness is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of wilderness ) an uninhabited wilderness that is worthless for cultivation

"the barrens of central Africa" "the trackless wastes of the desert"

(... is a kind of wilderness ) a large wilderness area

(... is a kind of wilderness ) a wilderness at the edge of a settled area of a country

"the individualism of the frontier in Andrew Jackson's day"

Definition 3: a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War - [noun denoting object]

(wilderness is an instance of ...) land that is covered with trees and shrubs

(wilderness belongs to a domain located in ...) a state in the eastern United States; one of the original 13 colonies; one of the Confederate States in the American Civil War

Definition 4: (politics) a state of disfavor - [noun denoting state]

Samples where wilderness or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness

(wilderness is a kind of ...) the state of being out of favor

"he is in disfavor with the king"

(wilderness belongs to category ...) social relations involving intrigue to gain authority or power

"office politics is often counterproductive"

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