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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Wildness


WILDNESS, noun

1. Rudeness; rough uncultivated state; as the wildness of a forest or heath.

2. Inordinate disposition to rove; irregularity of manners; as the wildness of youth.

3. Savageness; brutality.

4. Savage state; rudeness.

5. Uncultivated state; as the wildness of land.

6. A wandering; irregularity.

Delirium is but a short wildness of the imagination.

7. Alienation of mind.

8. State of being untamed.

9. The quality of being undisciplined, or not subjected to method or rules.

Is there any danger that this discipline will tame too much the fiery spirit, the enchanting wildness and magnificent irregularity of the orators genius?