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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.wantonly - in a wanton manner; "the animals were killed wantonly for sport"
2.wantonly - in a licentious and promiscuous manner; "this young girl has to share a room with her mother who lives promiscuously"
Translations
بصورةٍ جائِرَه، بصورةٍ داعِرَه
formålsløsthensynsløst
alaptalanul
aî ástæîulausu
ahlâksızca

wantonly

[ˈwɒntənlɪ] ADV
1. (= wilfully, gratuitously) [neglect] → con displicencia; [destroy] → gratuitamente, sin sentido; [cruel] → gratuitamente
2. (= dissolutely) → lascivamente

wantonly

[ˈwɒntənli] adv [destroy, damage] → sans raison

wantonly

adv
(= immorally)liederlich, schamlos; looklüstern
(= wilfully)mutwillig; neglect, wastesträflich; he was wantonly extravagant with his wife’s moneyer gab das Geld seiner Frau mit sträflichem Leichtsinn aus

wantonly

[ˈwɒntənlɪ] adv (see adj) → gratuitamente, ingiustificatamente, in modo scostumato

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
References in classic literature ?
Ye have too cruel eyes, and ye look wantonly towards the sufferers.
It was far down the afternoon; and when all the spearings of the crimson fight were done: and floating in the lovely sunset sea and sky, sun and whale both stilly died together; then, such a sweetness and such plaintiveness, such inwreathing orisons curled up in that rosy air, that it almost seemed as if far over from the deep green convent valleys of the Manilla isles, the Spanish land-breeze, wantonly turned sailor, had gone to sea, freighted with these vesper hymns.
These misguided people sacrificed their own lives wantonly, very often made our own plans go astray, and retarded our organization.
Not those," I continued, pointing to an odd garment which the wind was wantonly puffing out in the quaintest way, "but that pretty petticoat and those silk stockings?
They hold that the Great Spirit is displeased with all nations who wantonly engage in war; they abstain, therefore, from all aggressive hostilities.
Though his means were adequate to the needs of himself and his wife, he certainly had no money to waste; but now he was wantonly extravagant in the purchase of delicacies, out of season and dear, which might tempt Strickland's capricious appetite.
When, another time, in all innocence this happened again, he became conscious of it and of its effect upon her; and thereafter, when she grew too wildly wild, too wantonly facetious in her teasing playful love of him, he would thrust his muzzle at her face and make her throw her head back to escape him.
The jungle, as usual, was teeming with life, but as Ned and Tom did not wish to kill wantonly they refrained from shooting until later in the day.
I could not fathom the seeming hallucination, nor could I free myself from it; but somewhere in the innermost recesses of my soul I felt a strange yearning toward these unknown foemen, and a mighty hope surged through me that the fleet would return and demand a reckoning from the green warriors who had so ruthlessly and wantonly attacked it.
Yet some of his experiments, by the journalist's account, were wantonly cruel.
He killed for food most often, but, being a man, he sometimes killed for pleasure, a thing which no other animal does; for it has remained for man alone among all creatures to kill senselessly and wantonly for the mere pleasure of inflicting suffering and death.
I have seldom had my confidence so wantonly betrayed.