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Meaning & Definition of Wanton in English

English

Wanton

/wɔntən/

noun

1. Lewd or lascivious woman

    synonym:
  • wanton

verb

1. Waste time

  • Spend one's time idly or inefficiently
    synonym:
  • piddle
  • ,
  • wanton
  • ,
  • wanton away
  • ,
  • piddle away
  • ,
  • trifle

2. Indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life

    synonym:
  • wanton

3. Spend wastefully

  • "Wanton one's money away"
    synonym:
  • wanton
  • ,
  • wanton away
  • ,
  • trifle away

4. Become extravagant

  • Indulge (oneself) luxuriously
    synonym:
  • luxuriate
  • ,
  • wanton

5. Engage in amorous play

    synonym:
  • wanton

6. Behave extremely cruelly and brutally

    synonym:
  • wanton

adjective

1. Occurring without motivation or provocation

  • "Motiveless malignity"
  • "Unprovoked and dastardly attack"- f.d.roosevelt
    synonym:
  • motiveless
  • ,
  • unprovoked
  • ,
  • wanton

2. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

  • "Her easy virtue"
  • "He was told to avoid loose (or light) women"
  • "Wanton behavior"
    synonym:
  • easy
  • ,
  • light
  • ,
  • loose
  • ,
  • promiscuous
  • ,
  • sluttish
  • ,
  • wanton