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Noun: wildness  wI(-u)ld-nus
  1. A feeling of extreme emotional intensity
    "the wildness of his anger";
    - abandon
     
  2. The property of being wild or turbulent
    "the storm's wildness";
    - ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, vehemency
     
  3. An unruly disposition to do as one pleases
    "Liza had always had a tendency to wildness"; "the element of wildness in his behaviour was a protest against repressive convention"
     
  4. An intractably barbarous or uncultivated state of nature

See also: untamed, wild

Type of: fractiousness, intensity, intensiveness, intractability, intractableness, passion, passionateness, unruliness, wilfulness [Brit, Cdn], willfulness [N. Amer]

Antonym: tameness

Encyclopedia: Wildness