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Synonyms for wanton
ˈwɒn tnwan·ton

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Wiktionary3.0 / 1 vote

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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. Maamoun Abdulkarim:

    It's as though there is a curse that has befallen this city and I expect only news that will shock us. If the city remains in their hands the city is doomed, it is now wanton destruction ... their acts of vengeance are no longer ideologically driven because they are now blowing up buildings with no religious meaning.

  2. William Shakespeare:

    As flies to wanton boys, are we to the godsThey kill us for their sport.

  3. The CCF:

    Predators are not wanton livestock catching animals, they don't want to come and eat our livestock. What we as humans do is put our livestock in inappropriate locations through lack of knowledge.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    Right now, in 2015, fifty years after Selma, there are laws across this country designed to make it harder for people to vote. As we speak, more of such laws are being proposed, meanwhile, the Voting Rights Act, the culmination of so much blood, so much sweat and tears, the product of so much sacrifice in the face of wanton violence ... stands weakened.

  5. 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.

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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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