Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wilderness

4 senses of wilderness

Sense 1
wilderness -- ((politics) a state of disfavor; "he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness")
       => disfavor, disfavour -- (the state of being out of favor; "he is in disfavor with the king")

Sense 2
Wilderness -- (a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War)
       INSTANCE OF=> forest, woodland, timberland, timber -- (land that is covered with trees and shrubs)

Sense 3
wilderness, wild -- (a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers")
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Sense 4
wilderness -- (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 harbor")
       => profusion, profuseness, richness, cornucopia -- (the property of being extremely abundant; "the profusion of detail"; "the idiomatic richness of English")

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