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Definition of "wantonness" []

  • The state or characteristic of being wanton; recklessness, especially as represented in lascivious or other excessive behavior. (noun)
  • A particular wanton act. (noun)

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Use "wantonness" in a sentence
  • "“He is Ghanim son of Ayyub,” replied she, “for he never approached me in wantonness or with lewd intent, I swear by thy munificence, O Commander of the Faithful!”"
  • "Yet it was not done in wantonness, but as a terrible necessity of war."
  • "I believe that nothing would tend so effectually to get rid of these creations of idleness, weariness, and that “over-stimulation of the emotions” which, in plainer-spoken days, used to be called wantonness, than"