|Origin:||wildeornes 'land where wild animals live', from wild deor 'wild animal'|
wil‧der‧ness [countable usually singular]
a large area of land that has never been developed or farmed:
the Alaskan wilderness
a place that seems no longer used or cared for by anyone:
The garden was a wilderness.
The south side of the city had become a lawless wilderness.