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English adjective: wanton

1. wanton occurring without motivation or provocation

SamplesMotiveless malignity.
Unprovoked and dastardly attack.

Synonymsmotiveless, unprovoked



2. wanton casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

SamplesHer easy virtue.
He was told to avoid loose (or light) women.
Wanton behavior.

Synonymseasy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish



English noun: wanton

1. wanton (person) lewd or lascivious woman

Broader (hypernym)sensualist

Narrower (hyponym)light-o'-love, light-of-love

English verb: wanton

1. wanton (stative) waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

Synonymspiddle, piddle away, trifle, wanton away

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

2. wanton (stative) indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)live

3. wanton (possession) spend wastefully

SamplesWanton one's money away.

Synonymstrifle away, wanton away

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)drop, expend, spend

4. wanton (consumption) become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously


Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)consume, squander, ware, waste

5. wanton (communication) engage in amorous play

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)butterfly, chat up, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander, romance

6. wanton (body) behave extremely cruelly and brutally

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

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