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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wantonlyadverb

    in a wanton manner

    "the animals were killed wantonly for sport"

  2. licentiously, wantonly, promiscuouslyadverb

    in a licentious and promiscuous manner

    "this young girl has to share a room with her mother who lives promiscuously"


  1. wantonlyadverb

    in a wanton manner

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Wantonlyadverb

    Lasciviously; frolicksomely; gayly; sportively; carelessly.

    Etymology: from wanton.

    Thou dost but try how far I can forbear,
    Nor art that monster which thou wouldst appear:
    But do not wantonly my passion move,
    I pardon nothing that relates to love. Dryden.


  1. wantonly

    Akrasia (; Greek ἀκρασία, "lacking command" or "weakness", occasionally transliterated as acrasia or Anglicised as acrasy or acracy) is a lack of self-control, or acting against one's better judgment. Beginning with Plato, a variety of philosophers have attempted to determine whether or not akrasia exists and how to best define it.


  1. wantonly

    Wantonly is an adverb that describes a behavior performed in a reckless, unrestrained or malicious way, without regard for consequences or the rights or feelings of others. It may also imply a sexually immodest or promiscuous behavior.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Wantonlyadverb

    in a wanton manner; without regularity or restraint; loosely; sportively; gayly; playfully; recklessly; lasciviously

  2. Wantonlyadverb

    unintentionally; accidentally

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wantonly in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wantonly in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of wantonly in a Sentence

  1. Reverend Sean Parker Dennison, Ministrare, 2-10-05:

    The ability to see beauty is the beginning of our moral sensibility. What we believe is beautiful we will not wantonly destroy.

  2. Phil Robertson:

    The Myanmar military onslaught has increasingly targeted civilians with indiscriminate artillery attacks and aerial bombings that amount to soldiers wantonly retaliating against populations living near spots where Arakan Army has staged ambushes or IED attacks.

  3. Samuel Woolley:

    People's data is being used without their consent to put them into a box and try to manipulate them into not just buying something, but voting for a particular person or changing their beliefs about a particular issue, people have a reasonable expectation to be able to engage in specific interests without being wantonly targeted by political campaigns because of that.

  4. United States:

    His tactics are all wrong, if he intimidates a country today, threatens a company tomorrow or wantonly arrests someone, then no one would dare invest in United States.

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