AskDefine | Define wantonness

Dictionary Definition

wantonness

Noun

1 the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon" [syn: abandon, unconstraint]
2 the quality of being lewd and lascivious [syn: licentiousness]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Noun

  1. The property of being wanton.
    His wantonness made the very straight-laced conservatives distrust him and cost him the election.
Privacy Policy, About Us, Terms and Conditions, Contact Us
Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1.2
Material from Wikipedia, Wiktionary, Dict
Valid HTML 4.01 Strict, Valid CSS Level 2.1