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synonyms for wantonness

  • abandonment
  • disregard
  • freedom
  • impulse
  • incontinence
  • licentiousness
  • recklessness
  • spontaneity
  • thoughtlessness
  • unrestraint
  • wildness
  • uninhibitedness
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How to use wantonness in a sentence

In this crude manner they turn the liberty of the spirit into wantonness and licentiousness.
COMMENTARY ON THE EPISTLE TO THE GALATIANSMARTIN LUTHER
Her good humour was never ruffled by the charges of wantonness and cruelty with which the Jesuits filled every Court in Europe.
HISTORY OF THE ENGLISH PEOPLEJOHN RICHARD GREEN
A few days since, a large dog was in wicked wantonness, as I must allow, set upon a poor Christian boy.
AURELIANWILLIAM WARE
Entice no maiden, nor wife of man, nor to wantonness incite.
THE ELDER EDDAS OF SAEMUND SIGFUSSON; AND THE YOUNGER EDDAS OF SNORRE STURLESONSAEMUND SIGFUSSON AND SNORRE STURLESON
Unless you cut deep into life, wantonness and gaiety lose their savour and are not fit for the ends of art.
IMPRESSIONS AND COMMENTSHAVELOCK ELLIS
Dominating waving washing warmth of Wantonness, compassing me at eleven oclock.
I, MARY MACLANEMARY MACLANE
The Colonel began to understand that something more than wantonness had inspired Payton's conduct the previous night.
THE WILD GEESESTANLEY JOHN WEYMAN
But the war—and also the imbecile wantonness of the war-masters—consumed these flocks too, so that few are left.
SEA AND SARDINIAD. H. LAWRENCE
It was thus that I allowed myself in the wantonness of refinement, even in the midst of destruction.
CALEB WILLIAMSWILLIAM GODWIN
But such as turn this grace into wantonness, are in the reprobation; and such as hate the Light, are in the condemnation.
GEORGE FOXGEORGE FOX
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO WANTONNESS

  • disregard
  • freedom
  • impulse
  • licentiousness
  • recklessness
  • spontaneity
  • thoughtlessness
  • uninhibitedness
  • unrestraint
  • wantonness
  • wildness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.