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wan·ton

 (wŏn′tən)
adj.
1.
a. Lascivious or promiscuous. Used especially of women.
b. Exciting or expressing sexual desire: a wanton pose.
2. Marked by unprovoked, gratuitous maliciousness; capricious and unjust: wanton destruction.
3. Unrestrainedly excessive: wanton extravagance.
4. Luxuriant; overabundant: wanton tresses.
5. Frolicsome; playful: a wanton fawn.
6. Obsolete Rebellious; refractory.
intr.v. wan·toned, wan·ton·ing, wan·tons
1. To behave in a wanton manner; act lasciviously.
2. To move idly or playfully.
n.
One, especially a woman, who is licentious or promiscuous.

[Middle English wantowen : wan-, not, lacking (from Old English; see euə- in Indo-European roots) + towen, past participle of teen, to bring up (from Old English tēon, to lead, draw; see deuk- in Indo-European roots).]

wan′ton·ly adv.
wan′ton·ness n.

wanton

(ˈwɒntən)
adj
1. dissolute, licentious, or immoral
2. without motive, provocation, or justification: wanton destruction.
3. maliciously and unnecessarily cruel or destructive
4. unrestrained: wanton spending.
5. archaic or poetic playful or capricious
6. archaic (of vegetation, etc) luxuriant or superabundant
n
7. a licentious person, esp a woman
8. a playful or capricious person
vb
9. (intr) to behave in a wanton manner
10. (tr) to squander or waste
[C13 wantowen (in the obsolete sense: unmanageable, unruly): from wan- (prefix equivalent to un-1; related to Old English wanian to wane) + -towen, from Old English togen brought up, from tēon to bring up]
ˈwantonly adv
ˈwantonness n

wan•ton

(ˈwɒn tn)

adj.
1. done maliciously or unjustifiably: wanton cruelty.
2. deliberate and without motive; unprovoked: a wanton attack.
3. without regard for what is right, just, etc.; reckless: wanton assassination of a person's character.
4. sexually unrestrained; lascivious; lewd: wanton behavior.
5. extravagant or excessive: living in wanton luxury.
6. luxuriant, as vegetation.
7. Archaic.
a. sportive or frolicsome, as children or young animals.
b. having free play: wanton breezes.
c. cruelly playful; mischievous: wanton schoolboys.
n.
8. a wanton or lascivious person, esp. a woman.
v.i.
9. to behave in a wanton manner.
v.t.
10. to squander (often fol. by away): to wanton away one's inheritance.
[1250–1300; Middle English wantowen literally, undisciplined, ill-reared, Old English wan- not + togen past participle of tēon to discipline, rear, c. German ziehen, Latin dūcere to lead; akin to tow1]
wan′ton•ly, adv.
wan′ton•ness, n.

wanton


Past participle: wantoned
Gerund: wantoning

Imperative
wanton
wanton
Present
I wanton
you wanton
he/she/it wantons
we wanton
you wanton
they wanton
Preterite
I wantoned
you wantoned
he/she/it wantoned
we wantoned
you wantoned
they wantoned
Present Continuous
I am wantoning
you are wantoning
he/she/it is wantoning
we are wantoning
you are wantoning
they are wantoning
Present Perfect
I have wantoned
you have wantoned
he/she/it has wantoned
we have wantoned
you have wantoned
they have wantoned
Past Continuous
I was wantoning
you were wantoning
he/she/it was wantoning
we were wantoning
you were wantoning
they were wantoning
Past Perfect
I had wantoned
you had wantoned
he/she/it had wantoned
we had wantoned
you had wantoned
they had wantoned
Future
I will wanton
you will wanton
he/she/it will wanton
we will wanton
you will wanton
they will wanton
Future Perfect
I will have wantoned
you will have wantoned
he/she/it will have wantoned
we will have wantoned
you will have wantoned
they will have wantoned
Future Continuous
I will be wantoning
you will be wantoning
he/she/it will be wantoning
we will be wantoning
you will be wantoning
they will be wantoning
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been wantoning
you have been wantoning
he/she/it has been wantoning
we have been wantoning
you have been wantoning
they have been wantoning
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been wantoning
you will have been wantoning
he/she/it will have been wantoning
we will have been wantoning
you will have been wantoning
they will have been wantoning
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been wantoning
you had been wantoning
he/she/it had been wantoning
we had been wantoning
you had been wantoning
they had been wantoning
Conditional
I would wanton
you would wanton
he/she/it would wanton
we would wanton
you would wanton
they would wanton
Past Conditional
I would have wantoned
you would have wantoned
he/she/it would have wantoned
we would have wantoned
you would have wantoned
they would have wantoned
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wanton - lewd or lascivious womanwanton - lewd or lascivious woman    
sensualist - a person who enjoys sensuality
light-of-love, light-o'-love - a woman inconstant in love
Verb1.wanton - waste timewanton - waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
2.wanton - indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of lifewanton - indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life
live - lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
3.wanton - spend wastefullywanton - spend wastefully; "wanton one's money away"
expend, spend, drop - pay out; "spend money"
4.wanton - become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously
ware, squander, consume, waste - spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not"
5.wanton - engage in amorous play
chat up, coquet, coquette, flirt, mash, philander, romance, dally, butterfly - talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women"
6.wanton - behave extremely cruelly and brutally
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"
Adj.1.wanton - occurring without motivation or provocationwanton - occurring without motivation or provocation; "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt
unmotivated - without motivation
2.wanton - casual and unrestrained in sexual behaviorwanton - casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
unchaste - not chaste; "unchaste conduct"

wanton

noun
1. slut, tart, whore, slag (Brit. slang), swinger (informal), harlot, slapper (Brit. slang), loose woman, scrubber (Brit. & Austral. slang), strumpet, trollop, woman of easy virtue His wife had shown herself to be a shameless wanton.

wanton

adjective
2. Marked by an absence of conventional restraint in sexual behavior; sexually unrestrained:
3. Not required, necessary, or warranted by the circumstances of the case:
noun
1. An immoral or licentious person:
2. A vulgar promiscuous woman who flouts propriety:
Slang: floozy.
Translations
طائِش، مُتَهَوِّر،جائِر، لا مُبَرِّر لَهلَعوب، داعِر، لا أخْلاقي
formålsløshensynsløs
ledér
ástæîulauslostafullur, léttúîugur
beprasmiškumas
bezatbildīgsbezjēdzīgsizlaidīgsneprātīgsnetikls
nepočestný
ahlâksıznedensiz

wanton

[ˈwɒntən] ADJ
1. (= wilful, gratuitous) [neglect] → displicente; [destruction] → sin sentido, gratuito; [violence] → gratuito
2. (o.f., pej) (= dissolute) [woman] → lascivo, libertino; [behaviour] → disipado, inmoral
3. (= unrestrained) [spending] → desenfrenado

wanton

[ˈwɒntən] adj [act, destruction, vandalism] → gratuit(e)

wanton

adj
(= licentious) lifeliederlich; behaviour, woman, pleasuresschamlos; looks, thoughtslüstern; Cupid, that wanton boy (liter)Amor, dieser kleine Lüstling
(= wilful) cruelty, destructionmutwillig; disregard, negligencesträflich, völlig unverantwortlich; wastesträflich, kriminell (inf); to spend money with wanton extravaganceGeld mit sträflichem Leichtsinn ausgeben; decorated with wanton extravaganceüppig und verschwenderisch eingerichtet
(poet: = capricious) personsübermütig, mutwillig (poet)
n (old: = immoral woman) → Dirne f

wanton

[ˈwɒntən] adj (wilful) → gratuito/a, ingiustificato/a; (shameless, woman) → scostumato/a

wanton

(ˈwontən) adjective
1. without reason; motiveless. wanton cruelty; the wanton destruction of property.
2. (of a person) immoral. wanton young women.
ˈwantonly adverb
ˈwantonness noun
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