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wanton

This word is also in the group 100 IELTS Words.
  • (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked.
  • (especially of a woman) sexually immodest or promiscuous.
  • play; frolic.
  • behave in a sexually immodest or promiscuous way.
  • a sexually immodest or promiscuous woman.
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Examples

This may sound like wishful thinking but how else will we create hope from the despair of untold child death, wanton neglect of girls and women, and a rich elite feasting on the misery of millions in poverty?

But behind the comic veneer was a clear message about the dangers of wanton sexual activity.

I simply take this logic to its conclusion and point out that this woman’s wanton and libertine approach to grace is the camel’s nose under the tent.

But legitimate protest has become mixed up with wanton destruction or even violence unrelated to the activities of the businesses attacked.

Her relationship with the US director is only one episode in a very wild and wanton life, which has provided her with plenty of other material to work with.

It is wanton and pointless vandalism which has caused a lot of disruption to the school, but also those who carry out such attacks are putting their own safety at risk.

A City priest vowed yesterday that he is no longer willing to turn the other cheek and tolerate the repeated acts of wanton vandalism to the windows of the presbytery which is also his home.

Maybe if I hang out with enough gays they’ll be able to convert me and I can proceed to indulge in wanton and indiscriminate sexual encounters with both genders.

Just like without the wanton slaughter, rape and theft of Native Americans and their territories there would be NO USA whatsoever!

A young man starting out in life has had his business badly damaged by this wanton destruction.

For a moment I toyed with presenting myself as a wanton temptress with a dozen regular gentlemen callers and a bedside drawer full of Mates.

Sure there were a few drunks and wanton women scattered around the common room of the Gray Mule Inn, but it seemed like a friendly place.

Stone throwing was inflicting a great deal of injury upon these beautiful birds, and the public who enjoyed strolls on the river’s banks could render the most valuable service in stopping the wanton and cruel practice.

I couldn’t wait to find out and if that made me a wanton woman so be it.

First went Anoushka, who had barely unpacked her bags before she was taking baths in front of a still sheepish Cameron and signalling her readiness for wild, wanton sex.

Yet we never understand why she lives her life as such a wanton woman.

In several paintings horizontal gestures at the lower edge of the canvas create a platform on which the thrown-back head of a wanton figure rests, low woman in the orgy of forms piling up above.

The wanton and deliberate demolition of the Babri Masjid by the Hindu fundamentalist forces in December 1992 was a watershed in the governance of the country.

They then demanded an apology for this “unprovoked and wanton attack”.

Speaking about wanton pleasures, I’ve been dipping into The Adulterer’s Bible by Cliff Fell, which was launched last night.

Writer-director Roth seems just as confused as his main character, offering wanton sexual comedy one minute and a custody battle the next, all without any context or evident structure.

Suffice to say that BECAUSE we can sue employers for injuries and harassment at work, they’re not in a position to take wanton liberties with the employees who generate their profits.

The later patriarchal cultures denounced them as immoral and wanton.

Her friendship with the fashion glitterati would be endangered by Ronan’s cowboy sense of style, his membership at the golf club threatened by her wild and wanton ways.

The contrast between the world’s wanton violence and promiscuity on the one hand, and the Torah’s pristine standards and sensitivities on the other, must have been astounding.

He unabashedly hits on women and has wanton sex with several women (not at the same time) - something Alex never would have done but always wanted to.

Jackson and Lee continued to preside over the wanton slaughter of men, women and children to defend the rights of freedom for white Virginians while supporting the slavery of black Virginians, among others.

A few kisses in the moonlight and I turned into a shameless, wanton creature so unlike myself.

Together they roam the streets, picking up prostitutes and other willing, wanton woman to calm their near-desperate need for the female form.

Because they live in magnificent mansions on sprawling estates with wanton wives in jodhpurs and children with blue eyes and blonde hair, you instinctively believe that they are a higher life form.