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Wildness, 1) disorderly growth in an uncultivated state: “vineyards, fallows . . . grew to w.” H5 V, 2, 55.
2) savageness, fierceness: “wilder to him than tigers in their w.” Lucr. 980.
3) irregularity of manners, licentiousness: “prate to me of the w. of his youth,” H4B III, 2, 328. IV, 5, 153. H5 I, 1, 26. H5 I, 1, 26 Caes. II, 1, 189.
4) want of sober judgment: “our youths and w. shall no whit appear,” Caes. II, 1, 148.
5) distraction, madness: “I do wish that your good beauties be the happy cause of Hamlet's w.” Hml. III, 1, 40. “put thyself into a haviour of less fear, ere w. vanquish my staider senses,” Cymb. III, 4, 9.
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