Definition of WILDERNESS


Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) (politics) a state of disfavor; "he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War ;

  • 3. (

    ) a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers" ;

  • 4. (

    ) a bewildering profusion; "the duties of citizenship are lost sight of in the wilderness of interests of individuals and groups"; "a wilderness of masts in the harbor" ;

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