AskDefine | Define wantonness

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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]

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  1. The property of being wanton.
    His wantonness made the very straight-laced conservatives distrust him and cost him the election.
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