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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.
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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"
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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
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

wantonly

[ˈwɒntənli] adv [destroy, damage] → sans raison
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

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
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

wantonly

[ˈwɒntənlɪ] adv (see adj) → gratuitamente, ingiustificatamente, in modo scostumato
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

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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References in classic literature ?
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.
since it has fallen to thy lot to hold subject and submissive to thy full will and pleasure a knight so renowned as is and will be Don Quixote of La Mancha, who, as all the world knows, yesterday received the order of knighthood, and hath to-day righted the greatest wrong and grievance that ever injustice conceived and cruelty perpetrated: who hath to-day plucked the rod from the hand of yonder ruthless oppressor so wantonly lashing that tender child."
Wilfully and wantonly to have thrown off the companion of my youth, the acknowledged favourite of my father, a young man who had scarcely any other dependence than on our patronage, and who had been brought up to expect its exertion, would be a depravity, to which the separation of two young persons, whose affection could be the growth of only a few weeks, could bear no comparison.
"You have read in history, Laurence, of whole regions wantonly laid waste," said Grandfather.
"Upon the fact that to the virtues and merits of the civilised Westerner there has become historically added--though this is not his chief point--a capacity for acquiring capital; whereas, not only is the Russian incapable of acquiring capital, but also he exhausts it wantonly and of sheer folly.
Miller set out with his companions, under guidance of the two Snakes, on the 10th of October; and much did it grieve the friends of that gentleman to see him thus wantonly casting himself loose upon savage life.
It is pitiable and sad, and the whole army is in despair that this most important place has been wantonly abandoned.
These solicitations were nevertheless unsuccessful: for though Mr Allworthy did not think, with some late writers, that mercy consists only in punishing offenders; yet he was as far from thinking that it is proper to this excellent quality to pardon great criminals wantonly, without any reason whatever.
Yet some of his experiments, by the journalist's account, were wantonly cruel.
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.