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English noun: wildness

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

SamplesThe wildness of his anger.


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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