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American English: /ˈwɪldərnəs/
British English: /ˈwɪldənɪs/

Translation of wilderness in Spanish:


  • 1 countable and uncountable (wasteland) there are still pockets of true wilderness in the highlands
    en las tierras altas hay todavía zonas totalmente inexploradas
    He went into the wilderness (Bible)
    se fue al desierto
    the garden is a wilderness
    el jardín es una jungla
    she spent many years in the literary wilderness
    pasó muchos años totalmente marginada del mundo literario
    when they come out of the political wilderness
    cuando vuelvan a integrarse a la vida política del país
    Example sentences
    • Ahead is a barren land of lochans and beautifully-ridged mountains rising steeply from an uninhabited wilderness.
    • Incredibly, 250 years ago the Lake District was seen as an ugly and inhospitable wilderness.
    • I saw sequoias as tall and straight as skyscrapers, celestial waterfalls and a wilderness stretching to unseen horizons.
    Example sentences
    • Ponies play a crucial role in the area's ecology by eating vast amounts of vegetation and preventing the landscape turning into a wilderness.
    • To the right is a wilderness, abandoned to brambles, ground elder, bindweed and buddleia.
    • A lot of farmers went out of business, some of the more marginal farming areas reverted to wilderness.
  • 3 countable (uninviting place) a wilderness of streets
    un laberinto de calles
    a wilderness of chimney stacks
    un bosque de chimeneas
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