- sportive or frolicsome, as children or young animals.
- having free play: wanton breezes; a wanton brook.
OTHER WORDS FOR wanton
Origin of wanton
OTHER WORDS FROM wantonwan·ton·ly, adverbwan·ton·ness, nounun·wan·ton, adjective
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH wantonwanton , won ton
How to use wanton in a sentence
If Brett Hankison’s behavior was wanton endangerment to people in neighboring apartments, then it should have been wanton endangerment in Breonna Taylor’s apartment too.Protesters hit the streets for a second night after officers aren’t charged with killing Breonna Taylor|Fabiola Cineas|September 25, 2020|Vox
Now his people were wantonly punished for resisting the expulsion; for seeking to reverse it.
It was not to be a love-letter; simply an appeal for forgiveness to a friend whom she had wantonly injured.A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties|Charles Major
I see cavaliers, sworn defenders of Holy Church; your hands are red with Christian blood wantonly shed.
First silence your own dark soul—silence reproach for blood spilled wantonly, for tears your deeds have made to flow.
The "shedu" was a destructive bull which might slay man wantonly or as a protector of temples.Myths of Babylonia and Assyria|Donald A. Mackenzie
I once asked an old Omaha what was the feeling of Indians when they saw the white men wantonly killing buffaloes.Prairie Smoke (Second Edition, Revised)|Melvin Randolph Gilmore