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Synonyms for wanton
ˈwɒn tnwan·ton

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  1. wantonadjective

    Undisciplined, unruly; not able to be controlled.

    unruly, undisciplined

  2. wantonadjective

    Lewd, immoral; sexually open, unchaste.

    The young man wantoned away his inheritance.

    unchaste, lustful, lewd

  3. wantonadjective

    merciless, inhumane, malicious, insolent

  4. wantonadjective

    lavish, luxuriant, abundant, prodigal, extravagant, unrestrained

  5. wantonadjective

    playful, frolicsome

Princeton's WordNet

  1. wantonadjective

    lewd or lascivious woman

    motivated, chaste

  2. motiveless, unprovoked, wantonadjective

    occurring without motivation or provocation

    "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt

    promiscuous, loose, sluttish, motiveless, light, easy, unprovoked

    motivated, chaste

  3. easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wantonverb

    casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

    "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"

    motiveless, light-headed, sluttish, wakeful, faint, prosperous, at large(p), well-situated, soft, gentle, idle, blowsy, lightsome, blowzy, light-colored, unaccented, slatternly, weak, low-cal, lite, easy, promiscuous, well-off, liberal, abstemious, informal, unclouded, leisurely, unaffixed, open, light(a), well-to-do, clear, well-fixed, easygoing, on the loose(p), comfortable, lightheaded, clean, tripping, short, scant(p), unprovoked, free, well-heeled, slack, light, swooning, calorie-free, escaped, lax, loose

    motivated, chaste

  4. piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifleverb

    waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

    wanton away, wee, wee-wee, piddle away, play, piddle, dally, urinate, frivol, relieve oneself, micturate, pass water, trifle away, puddle, piss, spend a penny, luxuriate, take a leak, make water, trifle, make, pee-pee, pee

    chaste, motivated

  5. wantonverb

    indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life

    trifle, piddle, trifle away, luxuriate, piddle away, wanton away

    chaste, motivated

  6. wanton, wanton away, trifle awayverb

    spend wastefully

    "wanton one's money away"

    trifle, piddle, trifle away, luxuriate, piddle away, wanton away

    chaste, motivated

  7. luxuriate, wantonverb

    become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

    piddle away, piddle, indulge, luxuriate, wanton away, trifle away, trifle

    motivated, chaste

  8. wantonverb

    engage in amorous play

    trifle, piddle, trifle away, luxuriate, piddle away, wanton away

    chaste, motivated

  9. wantonverb

    behave extremely cruelly and brutally

    trifle, piddle, trifle away, luxuriate, piddle away, wanton away

    motivated, chaste

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. wantonadjective

    wandering, loose, unrestrained, unchecked, free

  2. wantonadjective

    luxuriant, exuberant, abounding, rank, rampant

  3. wantonadjective

    sportive, frolicsome, playful, gay, frisky, coltish, airy

  4. wantonadjective

    dissolute, licentious, lewd, incontinent, prurient, lustful, lascivious, lecherous, carnal, salacious, libidinous, concupiscent, lickerish, unchaste, loose

  5. wantonnoun

    lewd person

  6. wantonverb

    revel, frolic, sport, play, disport, frisk, romp, caper, make fun, make merry

  7. wantonverb

    luxuriate, live luxuriously, live in clover

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  1. Emmerson Mnangagwa:

    One week ago I announced measures to stabilize our nation's crucial fuel supply. I was aware that these measures may not be popular, and this was not a decision we took lightly. But it was the right thing to do, what followed was regrettable and tragic. Everyone has the right to protest, but this was not a peaceful protest. Wanton violence and cynical destruction ; looting police stations, stealing guns and uniforms ; incitement and threats of violence. This is not the Zimbabwean way.

  2. Gavin Newsom:

    Before she can be safely released, Van Houten must do more to develop her understanding of the factors that caused her to seek acceptance from such a negative, violent influence, and perpetrate extreme acts of wanton violence.

  3. William Shakespeare:

    Now is the winter of our discontent Made glorious summer by this sun of York, And all the clouds that loured upon our house In the deep bosom of the ocean buried. Now are our brows bound with victorious wreaths, Our bruised arms hung up for monuments, Our stern alarums changed to merry meetings, Our dreadful marches to delightful measures. Grim-visaged war hath smoothed his wrinkled front And now, instead of mounting barbed steeds To fright the souls of fearful adversaries, He capers nimbly in a lady's chamber To the lascivious pleasing of a lute. But I, that am not shaped for sportive tricks, Nor made to court an amorous looking-glass I, that am rudely stamped, and want love's majesty To strut before a wanton ambling nymph I, that am curtailed of this fair proportion, Cheated of feature by dissembling nature, Deformed, unfinished, sent before my time Into this breathing world, scarce half made up, And that so lamely and unfashionable That dogs bark at me as I halt by them,-- Why, I, in this weak piping time of peace, Have no delight to pass away the time, Unless to spy my shadow in the sun.

  4. Abraham Myerson:

    Society expects man to be a passive social animal who believes like the People of the Field in "Jurgen" that "to do what you always have done" and "what is expected of you" are the twin rules of life. This, is course, is not true. The wanton crucifixion of impulses, the unnecessary blocking and frustration of the drives and urges, are an evil that reflects itself in sophistication, ennui and boredom, dissatisfaction, melancholy, fatigue, anxiety and neurosis.

  5. Michael Page:

    Any brutal torture of Saudi women activists would show no limit to the Saudi authorities' campaign of wanton cruelty against critics and human rights activists, any government that tortures women for demanding basic rights should face withering international criticism, not unblinking Michael Page and UK support.

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  • skelmAfrikaans
  • свавольнікіBelarusian
  • boshaftes Kind, unkeusch, Schelm, lüstern, BalgGerman
  • desobediente, malcriadoSpanish
  • kuriton, haaskata, irstas, holtiton, tuhlata, rietas, siveetön, pelle, leikkisä, huikentelevainen, hätäinen, lellikki, vastuuton, riehakasFinnish
  • lascif, lubrique, indiscipliné, dévergondéFrench
  • sfrenatoItalian
  • 悪意のあるJapanese
  • lasciviensLatin
  • onbeheerst, onkuis, losbandig, wellustigDutch
  • złośliwy, niepohamowany, nieposkromiony, nieposłusznyPolish
  • impúdico, devassoPortuguese
  • распутный, безответственный, блудливый, транжирить, баловник, капризный, баловницаRussian
  • nestašna dijete, несташна дијетеSerbo-Croatian
  • lättfärdig, lössläppt, ohämmadSwedish
  • 放肆Chinese

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