Wanton

Adjective

  • (obsolete) Playful, sportive; being merry or carefree (often used figuratively).
  • (obsolete) Extravagant, unrestrained; excessive (of speech or thought).
  • Lewd, immoral; sexually open, unchaste.
  • Capricious, reckless of morality, justice etc.; acting without regard for the law or the well-being of others; gratuitous.
  • (obsolete) Undisciplined, unruly; not able to be controlled.
  • (obsolete) Self-indulgent, fond of excess; luxurious.

Noun

  • A self-indulgent person, fond of excess.
  • An overly playful person; a trifler.
  • A pampered or coddled person.

Verb

  • (intransitive) To act wantonly; to be lewd or lascivious.
  • (transitive) To waste or squander, especially in pleasure (often with away).

    "The young man wantoned away his inheritance."

  • (intransitive) To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.

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