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  • adj.extravagant, lustful
  • adj.cruel, malicious
  • adj.careless
  • nounprofligate person

synonyms for wanton

  • lewd
  • outrageous
  • promiscuous
  • shameless
  • abandoned
  • fast
  • libertine
  • profligate
  • X-rated
  • lax
  • libidinous
  • licentious
  • speedy
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • wayward
See also synonyms for: wantonly / wantonness

antonyms for wanton

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  • decent
  • good
  • moral
  • chaste
  • careful
  • clean
  • gentle
  • kind
  • nice
  • observant
  • righteous
  • thoughtful
  • wise
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    How to use wanton in a sentence

    Even in liberal havens like California, many considered what they viewed as an unacceptable surge in public disorder—wanton homeless camps, smash-and-grab burglaries, needles on sidewalks—and voted accordingly.
    CALIFORNIA DEMOCRATS WERE IN A NIMBY MOOD ON TUESDAYPHILIP ELLIOTTJUNE 8, 2022TIME
    The problem isn’t necessarily the presence of mosquito fish in these ecosystems, Polverino says, but their wanton behavior enabled by a lack of predators.
    A TERRIFYING ROBOT CAN THWART INVASIVE MOSQUITO FISHJONATHAN LAMBERTDECEMBER 16, 2021SCIENCE NEWS
    Although legislation could have prevented such wanton misuse, digitalization would also enable authorities to microtarget where every cent of every stimulus payment went and what it achieved.
    HOW CHINA’S DIGITAL CURRENCY COULD CHALLENGE THE ALMIGHTY DOLLARCHARLIE CAMPBELLAUGUST 11, 2021TIME
    Best of all, riding old bikes doesn’t mean you have to forego the delights of wanton consumerism.
    LONG LIVE OLD BIKESEBEN WEISSJUNE 8, 2021OUTSIDE ONLINE
    He stood by the side of the little river, its clear waters showing the fish darting to and fro, as if in wanton play.
    THE COURIER OF THE OZARKSBYRON A. DUNN
    Because the Christian regards the hooligan, the thief, the wanton, and the drunkard as men and women who have done wrong.
    GOD AND MY NEIGHBOURROBERT BLATCHFORD
    You only encourage him in his wanton mischief, and no one takes any heed how he torments my poor Margaret.
    THE DAISY CHAINCHARLOTTE YONGE
    Wrongs less wanton and outrageous precipitated the French Revolution.
    PORTRAIT AND BIOGRAPHY OF PARSON BROWNLOW, THE TENNESSEE PATRIOTWILLIAM GANNAWAY BROWNLOW
    Mary Manley died; an English authoress, of considerable reputation as a writer, but of a wanton and licentious character.
    THE EVERY DAY BOOK OF HISTORY AND CHRONOLOGYJOEL MUNSELL
    Their characters are clearly such as are opposed to any such wanton destruction as is here alleged.
    THE RIVAL CAMPERSRUEL PERLEY SMITH
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    WORDS RELATED TO WANTON

    • corrupt
    • depraved
    • dissolute
    • immoral
    • incontinent
    • incorrigible
    • licentious
    • profligate
    • shameless
    • sinful
    • uncontrolled
    • unprincipled
    • unrestrained
    • wanton
    • wicked
    • wild
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