Definitions for wantonˈwɒn tn
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lewd or lascivious woman
motiveless, unprovoked, wanton(adj)
occurring without motivation or provocation
"motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt
easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton(verb)
casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
"her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle(verb)
waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life
wanton, wanton away, trifle away(verb)
"wanton one's money away"
become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
engage in amorous play
behave extremely cruelly and brutally
A pampered or coddled person.
An overly playful person.
A self-indulgent person, fond of excess.
A lewd or immoral person, especially a prostitute.
To act wantonly; become wanton.
To waste or squander, especially in pleasure (often with away).
The young man wantoned away his inheritance.
Undisciplined, unruly; not able to be controlled.
Lewd, immoral; sexually open, unchaste.
Playful, sportive; being merry or carefree (often used figuratively).
Self-indulgent, fond of excess; luxurious.
Capricious, reckless of morality, justice etc.; acting without regard for the law or the well-being of others; gratuitous.
Extravagant, unrestrained; excessive (of speech or thought).
Origin: From wan- + (a descendant of) togen, past participle of teon.
untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive
wandering from moral rectitude; perverse; dissolute
specifically: Deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous; lecherous
reckless; heedless; as, wanton mischief
a roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; -- used rarely as a term of endearment
one brought up without restraint; a pampered pet
a lewd person; a lascivious man or woman
to rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic
to sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously
to cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness
Origin: [OE. wantoun, contr. from wantowen; pref. wan- wanting (see Wane, v. i.), hence expressing negation + towen, p. p., AS. togen, p. p. of ten to draw, to educate, bring up; hence, properly, ill bred. See Tug, v. t.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
As flies to wanton boys, are we to the godsThey kill us for their sport.
It's as though there is a curse that has befallen this city and I expect only news that will shock us. If the city remains in their hands the city is doomed, it is now wanton destruction ... their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.
Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote. As we speak, more of such laws are being proposed, meanwhile, the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of so much blood, so much sweat and tears, the product of so much sacrifice in the face of wanton violence ... stands weakened.
Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.
This wanton killing of innocents is just the most recent of the many vicious acts perpetrated by ISIL-affiliated terrorists against the people of the region, including the murders of dozens of Egyptian soldiers in the Sinai, which only further galvanizes the international community to unite against ISIL, this heinous act once again underscores the urgent need for a political resolution to the conflict in Libya, the continuation of which only benefits terrorist groups, including ISIL.
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- Schelm, Balg, lüstern, unkeusch, boshaftes KindGerman
- malcriado, desobedienteSpanish
- pelle, kuriton, riehakas, vastuuton, huikentelevainen, siveetön, tuhlata, holtiton, haaskata, rietas, hätäinen, irstas, leikkisä, lellikkiFinnish
- lascif, indiscipliné, dévergondé, lubriqueFrench
- losbandig, wellustig, onkuis, onbeheerstDutch
- nieposkromiony, nieposłuszny, złośliwy, niepohamowanyPolish
- devasso, impúdicoPortuguese
- безответственный, баловница, капризный, баловник, транжирить, блудливый, распутныйRussian
- несташна дијете, nestašna dijeteSerbo-Croatian
- ohämmad, lättfärdig, lössläpptSwedish
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