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wildness

[ wahyld ]SEE DEFINITION OF wildness

Synonyms for wildness

  • barbarity
  • bloodthirstiness
  • brutality
  • cruelty
  • ferociousness
  • murderousness
  • savagery
  • viciousness
  • violence
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR WILDNESS

"Oh, no, we must go—we must go," she said with a hint of wildness in her urgency.

Csar took it, but continued to look at Philip with eyes that were threatening in their wildness.

"True to their wildness, maybe," she answered him disdainfully.

There was no longer any chance for the wildness of the beast to crop out.

But my master was soon sent away for a piece of wildness he did.

For all his wildness, Bunter had made no mistake in his marrying.

A being of grace, of beauty, and of a wildness that was part of the Hills and wind!

Wildness was over all, but it was the wildness of former refinement.

Roaring in her ears, faces tumbling, lifting in a wildness about her.

This miserable strife of thought now began to rage in all its wildness.

WORD ORIGIN

"to run wild," Old English awildian (see wild (adj.)). Wilding in the teen gang sense first recorded 1989.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR WILDNESS

abandon

nouncareless disregard for consequences
  • disregard
  • freedom
  • impulse
  • licentiousness
  • recklessness
  • spontaneity
  • thoughtlessness
  • uninhibitedness
  • unrestraint
  • wantonness
  • wildness

excitement

nounenthusiasm; incitement
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