Tikibu: pronunciation dictionary with use examples

Word: wildness
IPA transcription: [w'aɪldnəs]
noun meaning of the word
  • Synonyms: wildness, abandon
    Meaning: a feeling of extreme emotional intensity; "the wildness of his anger"
  • Synonyms: ferocity, fierceness, furiousness, fury, vehemence, violence, wildness
    Meaning: the property of being wild or turbulent; "the storm's violence"
Usage examples
  • Portland, greatly to the sacrifice of its wildness, exists now but for trade.
  • But perhaps living in so wild a place gave her some disposition to wildness, even in spite of her religious upbringing.
  • Betwixt suspense and terror, and the wildness of grief, I was obliged to lean on the headstone for support, and a giddiness came over me.
  • She plays round the most vulgar and rude beings, gentle and caressing, yet unsullied; in her wildness there is nothing cold or savage; her elevation is soft and warm.
  • At first, she was frantic and melancholy by quick alternatives; then, she sunk into a deep and settled melancholy, which still, however, has, at times, been interrupted by fits of wildness, and, of late, these have again been frequent.'
  • But in spite of this great love he bore John Thornton, which seemed to bespeak the soft civilizing influence, the strain of the primitive, which the Northland had aroused in him, remained alive and active. Faithfulness and devotion, things born of fire and roof, were his; yet he retained his wildness and wiliness.
  • All this showed him, or so he thought, that his wife was still herself; there was so little wildness in her demeanour and so much delicacy and decency, especially in her not wishing to run naked, that he was very much comforted, and began to fancy they could be happy enough if they could escape the world and live always alone.