Waste"ness (?), n.

1.

The quality or state of being waste; a desolate state or condition; desolation.

A day of trouble and distress, a day of wasteness. Zeph. i. 15.

2.

That which is waste; a desert; a waste.

[R.]

Through woods and wasteness wide him daily sought. Spenser.

 

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