Definition of wildness in English:

wildness

noun

mass noun
  • 1The character of being uncultivated, undomesticated, or inhospitable.

    ‘the wildness and beauty of the Scottish hills’
    ‘conflict between civilization and the wildness of nature’
    • ‘For him, nothing - neither civilization nor the wildness it seeks to eradicate - ever gets lost.’
    • ‘The rough and unkempt textures of the horses coats attests to their wildness.’
    • ‘The beauty and wildness of the country is mirrored in the beauty and wildness of its people and politics.’
    • ‘The civility and wildness of the river coexist, much like Huck's personality.’
    • ‘Significantly he was also an innovator of the Gothic Novel - a new genre in fantasy that drew on the wildness of the Middle Ages.’
    1. 1.1 Strength of emotion.
      ‘the free-spirited wildness of my unrepressed desires’
      • ‘The ambiguity inherent in that fantasy of unpinning suggests not only the male desire, but also the very real potential of a female "wildness" that desires release.’
      • ‘There was a wildness that permeated her eyes.’
      • ‘He arranges a side-by-side comparison of Oedipus' irony and pathos with the wildness of his passion.’
      • ‘He is rediscovering the wildness within him that was forgotten.’
      • ‘I love improvisation and wildness of feeling and imagination, but it all has to find a container for itself. Otherwise the energy leaks out.’
  • 2Lack of discipline or restraint.

    ‘why does their mother do nothing to curb their wildness?’
    ‘the wildness of the nightlife’
    • ‘He was always clever with mechanical things and I thought he was settled and had got over his wildness.’
    • ‘It represents, if you didn't get it by now, the bit of wildness in all of us.’
    • ‘The wildness of Behn's life easily rivals that of any of the characters in her plays.’
    • ‘I was interested in him as a character and, at the same time, a little scared of his wildness.’
    • ‘She shows few signs of the funky wildness her character is supposed to have.’
  • 3Lack of sound reasoning or probability.

    ‘the wildness of his ideas’
    • ‘He manages to bring to the stage the kind of free association and wildness of human thought that is generally the realm of the novelist.’
    • ‘He has kept his friends perpetually apologizing for him by the wildness of his errors in dealing with other things of quite as much importance.’
    • ‘There is a wildness of thought which disqualifies the mind for usefulness.’
    • ‘He keeps it all in an oddly truthful range, given the wildness of the idea.’

Pronunciation

wildness

/ˈwʌɪldnəs/