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Meaning of WANTONNESS

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  the quality of being lewd and lascivious
  2. [n]  the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon"
 

WANTONNESS is a 10 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: abandon, licentiousness, sexual immorality, unconstraint
 
 See Also: immorality, unrestraint

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wan"ton*ness\, n.
The quality or state of being wanton; negligence of
restraint; sportiveness; recklessness; lasciviousness.
--Gower.

      The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and
      turn them into wantonness.               --Eikon
                                               Basilike.

      Young gentlemen would be as sad as night Only for
      wantonness.                              --Shak.

 

 

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