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Noun: wilderness  wil-du(r)-nus
  1. (politics) a state of disfavour
    "he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness"
  2. A wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition
    "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers";
    - wild
  3. 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 harbour"
Noun: Wilderness  wil-du(r)-nus
  1. A wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War

Derived forms: wildernesses

Type of: cornucopia, disfavor [US], disfavour [Brit, Cdn], forest, forestland [N. Amer], forestry, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, plethora, profuseness, profusion, richness, timber, timberland [N. Amer], woodland

Encyclopedia: Wilderness, VA