(noun, adjective, verb)


1. occurring without motivation or provocation

Similar word(s): unmotivated, motiveless, unprovoked

2. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

- wanton behavior

Similar word(s): unchaste, easy, loose, promiscuous


1. lewd or lascivious woman

Definition categories: person, sensualist


1. waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently

Similar word(s): piddle, trifle

Definition categories: stative, drop, expend, spend

2. indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life

Definition categories: stative, live

3. spend wastefully

- wanton one's money away

Definition categories: possession, drop, expend, spend

4. become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously

Similar word(s): luxuriate

Definition categories: consumption, consume, squander, ware, waste

5. engage in amorous play

Definition categories: communication, butterfly, coquet, coquette, dally, flirt, mash, philander, romance

6. behave extremely cruelly and brutally

Definition categories: body, act, behave, do

Sentences with wanton as a verb:

- The young man wantoned away his inheritance.