wanton

Part of speech: noun

Wantonness.

Part of speech: adjective

Inexcusable.

Part of speech: adverb

Wantonly.

Part of speech: verb

To squander; waste; revel.

Part of speech: adjective

Unrestrained; frolicsome; licentious.

Part of speech: noun

A licentious person.

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Usage examples "wanton":

  1. " Thee is charged, David," he said coldly, " with kissing a woman- a stranger and a wanton- where the four roads meet 'twixt here and yonder town." - "The Weavers, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009.
  2. Indeed if such wanton kings be not thrust away, the whole nation will be punished for it. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.
  3. Believe me, my lord, you waste your chivalry in defence of a wanton. - "The Tangled Skein", Emmuska Orczy, Baroness Orczy.