Definition of Wanton

1. Noun. Lewd or lascivious woman.

Generic synonyms: Sensualist
Specialized synonyms: Light-o'-love, Light-of-love

2. Verb. Waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently.
Exact synonyms: Piddle, Piddle Away, Trifle, Wanton Away
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend
Derivative terms: Trifling

3. Adjective. Occurring without motivation or provocation. "Unprovoked and dastardly attack"
Exact synonyms: Motiveless, Unprovoked
Similar to: Unmotivated
Derivative terms: Wantonness

4. Verb. Indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life.
Generic synonyms: Live

5. Adjective. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior. "Wanton behavior"

6. Verb. Spend wastefully. "Wanton one's money away"
Exact synonyms: Trifle Away, Wanton Away
Generic synonyms: Drop, Expend, Spend

7. Verb. Become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously.
Exact synonyms: Luxuriate
Generic synonyms: Consume, Squander, Ware, Waste
Derivative terms: Luxuriation, Luxury, Luxury, Luxury

8. Verb. Engage in amorous play.

9. Verb. Behave extremely cruelly and brutally.
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do

Definition of Wanton

1. a. Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive.

2. n. A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; -- used rarely as a term of endearment.

3. v. i. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.

4. v. t. To cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness.

5. a. Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive.

6. n. A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; -- used rarely as a term of endearment.

7. v. i. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.

8. v. t. To cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness.

Definition of Wanton

1. Adjective. (obsolete) Undisciplined, unruly; not able to be controlled. ¹

2. Adjective. Lewd, immoral; sexually open, unchaste. ¹

3. Adjective. (obsolete) Playful, sportive; being merry or carefree (often used figuratively). ¹

4. Adjective. (obsolete) Self-indulgent, fond of excess; luxurious. ¹

5. Adjective. Capricious, reckless of morality, justice etc.; acting without regard for the law or the well-being of others; gratuitous. ¹

6. Adjective. (obsolete) Extravagant, unrestrained; excessive (of speech or thought). ¹

7. Noun. A pampered or coddled person. ¹

8. Noun. An overly playful person. ¹

9. Noun. A self-indulgent person, fond of excess. ¹

10. Noun. (archaic) A lewd or immoral person, especially a prostitute. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) To act wantonly; become wanton. ¹

12. Verb. (transitive) To waste or squander, especially in pleasure (often with ''away''). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Wanton

1. to behave immorally [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Wanton

1. 1. A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; used rarely as a term of endearment. "I am afeard you make a wanton of me." (Shak) "Peace, my wantons; he will do More than you can aim unto." (B. Jonson) 2. One brought up without restraint; a pampered pet. "Anything, sir, That's dry and wholesome; I am no bred wanton." (Beau. & Fl) 3. A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman. 1. Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive. "In woods and wanton wilderness." . "A wild and wanton herd." . "A wanton and a merry [friar]" (Chaucer) "[She] her unadorned golden tresses wore Disheveled, but in wanton ringlets waved." (Milton) "How does your tongue grow wanton in her praise!" (Addison) 2. Wandering from moral rectitude; perverse; dissolute. "Men grown wanton by prosperity." 3. Specifically: Deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous; lecherous. "Not with wanton looking of folly." (Chaucer) "[Thou art] froward by nature, enemy to peace, Lascivious, wanton." (Shak) 4. Reckless; heedless; as, wanton mischief. Origin: OE. Wantoun, contr. From wantowen; pref. Wan- wanting (see Wane,), hence expressing negation + towen, p. P, AS. Togen, p. P. Of teon to draw, to educate, bring up; hence, properly, ill bred. See Tug. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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