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English noun: wilderness

1. wilderness (state) (politics) a state of disfavor


SamplesHe led the Democratic party back from the wilderness.


Broader (hypernym)disfavor, disfavour


Domain categorypolitical relation, politics

2. Wilderness (object) a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War


Instance hypernymforest, timber, timberland, woodland


Domain regionOld Dominion, Old Dominion State, VA, Virginia

3. wilderness (location) a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition


SamplesIt was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers.


Synonymswild


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


Narrower (hyponym)barren, bush, frontier, waste, wasteland

4. wilderness (attribute) a bewildering profusion


SamplesThe duties of citizenship are lost sight of in the wilderness of interests of individuals and groups.
A wilderness of masts in the harbor.


Broader (hypernym)cornucopia, profuseness, profusion, richness









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