Wantonly
Wantonly Wan"ton*ly, adv. 1. In a wanton manner; without regularity or restraint; loosely; sportively; gayly; playfully; recklessly; lasciviously. [1913 Webster]

2. Unintentionally; accidentally. [Obs.] --J. Dee. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • wantonly — wanton ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of a cruel or violent action) deliberate and unprovoked. 2) sexually immodest or promiscuous. 3) literary growing profusely; luxuriant. ► NOUN archaic ▪ a sexually immodest or promiscuous woman. DERIVATIVES wantonly adverb …   English terms dictionary

  • wantonly — adverb 1. in a wanton manner the animals were killed wantonly for sport • Derived from adjective: ↑wanton 2. in a licentious and promiscuous manner this young girl has to share a room with her mother who lives promiscuously • Syn: ↑licentiously,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wantonly — adverb see wanton I …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wantonly — See wanton. * * * …   Universalium

  • wantonly — adverb in a wanton manner …   Wiktionary

  • wantonly — adv. in a wanton manner; licentiously; arbitrarily; impetuously; maliciously …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wantonly — wan·ton·ly …   English syllables

  • wantonly — See: wanton …   English dictionary

  • wantonly — Willfully, in reckless disregard of the rights of others and of the likelihood of injury to another. Commonwealth v Byard, 200 Mass 175, 86 NE 285. Heartlessly; evincing a wicked or mischievous intent. Jennings v Cooper (Mo App) 230 SW 325 …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • wantonly wicked conduct — index atrocity Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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