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English adjective: wanton

1. wanton occurring without motivation or provocation


SamplesMotiveless malignity.
Unprovoked and dastardly attack.


Synonymsmotiveless, unprovoked


Similarunmotivated


Antonymsmotivated

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


Similarunchaste


Antonymschaste


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


Synonymsluxuriate


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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