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Definition 1: lewd or lascivious woman - [noun denoting person]

(wanton is a kind of ...) a person who enjoys sensuality

(... is a kind of wanton ) a woman inconstant in love

Definition 2: behave extremely cruelly and brutally - [verb of body]

(wanton is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 3: engage in amorous play - [verb of communication]

(wanton is a kind of ...) talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions

"The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries" "My husband never flirts with other women"

Definition 4: become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously - [verb of consumption]

Synonyms for wanton in the sense of this definition

(wanton is a kind of ...) spend extravagantly

"waste not, want not"

Definition 5: spend wastefully - [verb of possession]

Samples where wanton or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • wanton one's money away

Synonyms for wanton in the sense of this definition

(wanton is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

Definition 6: waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently - [verb of stative]

Synonyms for wanton in the sense of this definition

(wanton is a kind of ...) pay out

"spend money"

Definition 7: indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life - [verb of stative]

(wanton is a kind of ...) lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style

"we had to live frugally after the war"

Definition 8: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wanton or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

Synonyms for wanton in the sense of this definition

(wanton is similar to ...) not chaste

"unchaste conduct"

Definition 9: occurring without motivation or provocation - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where wanton or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • motiveless malignity
  • unprovoked and dastardly attack

Synonyms for wanton in the sense of this definition

(wanton is similar to ...) without motivation

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