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WANTONNESS

 Dictionary entry overview: What does wantonness mean? 

WANTONNESS (noun)
  The noun WANTONNESS has 2 senses:

1. the trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry
2. the quality of being lewd and lascivious

  Familiarity information: WANTONNESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


WANTONNESS (noun)


Sense 1wantonness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The trait of lacking restraint or control; reckless freedom from inhibition or worry

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

abandon; unconstraint; wantonness

Context example:

she danced with abandon

Hypernyms ("wantonness" is a kind of...):

unrestraint (the quality of lacking restraint)


Sense 2wantonness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of being lewd and lascivious

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

licentiousness; wantonness

Hypernyms ("wantonness" is a kind of...):

immorality (the quality of not being in accord with standards of right or good conduct)


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