Definition of wildness noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwaɪldnəs//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwaɪldnəs//
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  1. 1the quality in scenery or land of being in its natural state and not changed by people the wildness and beauty of the Scottish hills
  2. 2the quality in an animal of behaving in a natural way that has not been controlled or changed by people the dog's initial wildness
  3. 3behaviour that shows a lack of discipline or control He gained a reputation for drinking and wildness.
  4. 4the quality in feelings of being very strong and hard to control the wildness of his passion
  5. 5the quality of being exciting because it is surprising, new or not known In fashion, a little bit of wildness is attractive.
  6. 6weather conditions in which there are strong winds or storms All around us there was the wildness of the wind.