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English noun: wildness

1. wildness (feeling) a feeling of extreme emotional intensity


SamplesThe wildness of his anger.


Synonymsabandon


Broader (hypernym)passion, passionateness

2. wildness (attribute) the property of being wild or turbulent


SamplesThe storm's violence.


Synonymsferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence


Broader (hypernym)intensity, intensiveness


Narrower (hyponym)savageness, savagery

3. wildness (attribute) an unruly disposition to do as one pleases


SamplesLiza had always had a tendency to wildness.
The element of wildness in his behavior was a protest against repressive convention.


Broader (hypernym)fractiousness, unruliness, wilfulness, willfulness

4. wildness (attribute) an intractably barbarous or uncultivated state of nature


Broader (hypernym)intractability, intractableness


Attributeuntamed, wild


Antonymsdomestication, tameness









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