Definition of wanton:
- A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.
- A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; - used rarely as a term of endearment.
- One brought up without restraint; a pampered pet.
- Reckless; heedless; as, wanton mischief.
- Specifically: Deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous; lecherous.
- To cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness.
- To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.
- To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously.
- Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive.
- Wandering from moral rectitude; perverse; dissolute.
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- "New-Poems", Stevenson, Robert Louis.
- "The Five Great Philosophies of Life", William de Witt Hyde.
2. It is necessary for the people of England, who have been deceived as to the causes and conduct of the war, and do not entertain a doubt, that it was entirely wanton and wicked on our part, and under the order of Bonaparte.- "Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson", Thomas Jefferson.