(politics) a state of disfavor;
"he led the Democratic party back from the wilderness"
a wooded region in northeastern Virginia near Spotsylvania where bloody but inconclusive battles were fought in the American Civil War
a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition;
"it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
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"
- Jesus went out into the wilderness to think alone.
- A hot spring has been found in the wilderness.
- They transformed the wilderness into a garden.
- How oft did they provoke him in the wilderness, and grieve him in the desert!
Wildernesses of scattered birch, where adders sun themselves among the fern.出自： J. Purseglove
Despite..pressures from developers, the park service has kept the wilderness intact.出自：Backpacker