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Adjective
Having a strong carnal desire
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“Garreth will ruthlessly exploit Lucia's greatest weakness, which is her wanton desire for him.”
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Having or showing the desire to inflict severe pain and suffering on others
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“In the same proportion, the laws which were founded upon them contained provisions fraught with injustice, oppression, and wanton cruelty.”
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Indifferent to danger or consequences
“Patrick is perplexed at best and diabolical at worst, often living a wanton life marked by lust and greed.”
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(archaic) Merry or carefree in nature
“To innocent cheerfulness, a wanton levity succeeds, which banishes sober thought, and laughs at all that is serious.”
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Unnecessary or uncalled for
“Vandalism often carries the connotation of being a senseless, meaningless or wanton act of destruction.”
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Done in a purposeful or deliberate manner
“A person shall not be liable for civil damages as a result of his or her acts or omissions, except for willful or wanton misconduct in providing the care.”
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Unjustified or unreasonable
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Not fitted with a bridle
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Recklessly wasteful or extravagant
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Improper, immodest or indecent
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Harshly sarcastic or satirical in nature
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Lacking in purpose or use
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Based on random choice or personal whim, rather than any reason or system
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Not disconcerted or embarrassed
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Rapid change
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Tending to misbehave or act badly
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Noun
A lewd, immoral or self-indulgent person
“I had been living as a wanton, harboring no thoughts for a conventional way of life.”
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One who engages in carnal activity liberally or for payment
“She throws herself at men like a shameless wanton.”
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A pert, flirtatious or impudent young woman
Verb
Play in a lively, energetic way
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To waste something frivolously
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To cause to believe what is untrue
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To take self-indulgent pleasure in
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To act flirtatiously, especially just for fun
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