[ UK /wˈɒntənnəs/ ]
  1. the quality of being lewd and lascivious
  2. the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
    she danced with abandon
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How To Use wantonness In A Sentence

  • As for the other, he is a model of wantonness and scurrilousness and a blackener of the face of hoariness; his dye acteth the foulest of lies: and the tongue of his case reciteth these lines,464 The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
  • The manager booted his secretary out for her wantonness.
  • -- Tell me, Heaven! where now is justice when the holiest gift, when genius and its immortality, come not as a reward for fervent love, for abnegation, prayer and dogged labor -- but light its radiance in the head of folly, of idle wantonness? 2009 May 08 | NIGEL BEALE NOTA BENE BOOKS
  • I have not been cockered in wantonness or indulgence; my youth was one of exile and suffering. Quentin Durward
  • (On catching sight of us, they attempted to seduce us with paederastic wantonness, and one wretch, with his clothes girded up, assaulted Satyricon
  • The manager booted his secretary out for her wantonness.
  • And though the maidens did show themselves thus naked openly, yet was there no dishonesty seen nor offered, but all this sport was full of play and toys, without any youthful part or wantonness.
  • A noxal action was granted by the statute of the Twelve Tables in cases of mischief done through wantonness, passion, or ferocity, by irrational animals; it being by an enactment of that statute provided, that if the owner of such an animal is ready to surrender it as compensation for the damage, he shall thereby be released from all liability. The Institutes of Justinian
  • Paul was alternately drawn to and repelled by her whimsicality and wantonness. A Covert Affair
  • The milk-cows were nipping the clovery parks, and chewing their cuds at their leisure; -- the wild partridges whidding about in pairs, or birring their wings with fright over the hedges; -- and the blue-bonneted ploughmen on the road cracking their whips in wantonness, and whistling along amid the clean straw in their carts. The Life of Mansie Wauch Tailor in Dalkeith, written by himself
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