define.com: Internet Policy Discussion with Useful Examples

Wanton

5 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wanton \Wan"ton\, noun

1. A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; -- used rarely as a term of endearment.

I am afeard you make a wanton of me. --Shak.

Peace, my wantons; he will do More than you can aim unto. --B. Jonson.

2. One brought up without restraint; a pampered pet.

Anything, sir, That's dry and wholesome; I am no bred wanton. --Beau. & Fl.

3. A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wanton \Wan"ton\, adjective [OE. wantoun, contr. from wantowen; pref. wan- wanting (see {Wane}, verb (used without an object)), hence expressing negation + towen, p. p., AS. togen, p. p. of te['o]n to draw, to educate, bring up; hence, properly, ill bred. See {Tug}, v. t.]

1. Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive. "In woods and wanton wilderness." --Spenser. "A wild and wanton herd." --Shak.

A wanton and a merry [friar]. --Chaucer.

[She] her unadorned golden tresses wore Disheveled, but in wanton ringlets waved. --Milton.

How does your tongue grow wanton in her praise! --Addison.

2. Wandering from moral rectitude; perverse; dissolute. "Men grown wanton by prosperity." --Roscommon.

3. Specifically: Deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous; lecherous.

Not with wanton looking of folly. --Chaucer.

[Thou art] froward by nature, enemy to peace, Lascivious, wanton. --Shak.

4. Reckless; heedless; as, wanton mischief.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wanton \Wan"ton\, verb (used without an object) [imp. & p. p. {Wantoned}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Wantoning}.]

1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.

Nature here wantoned as in her prime. --Milton.

How merrily we would sally into the fields, and strip under the first warmth of the sun, and wanton like young dace in the streams! --Lamb.

2. To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously.

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Wanton \Wan"ton\, verb (used with an object) To cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness. [Obs.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

wanton

adjective

1: occurring without motivation or provocation; "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt [syn: {motiveless}, {unprovoked}, {wanton}]

2: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior" [syn: {easy}, {light}, {loose}, {promiscuous}, {sluttish}, {wanton}]

noun

1: lewd or lascivious woman

verb

1: waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently [syn: {piddle}, {wanton}, {wanton away}, {piddle away}, {trifle}]

2: indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life

3: spend wastefully; "wanton one's money away" [syn: {wanton}, {wanton away}, {trifle away}]

4: become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously [syn: {luxuriate}, {wanton}]

5: engage in amorous play

6: behave extremely cruelly and brutally


The dictionary definitions are retrieved from a local copy of two of the open source DICT dictionaries. Click here for the database copyright information. DEFINE.COM is registered as an educational NONPROFIT corporation. We aim to please around here. We believe in using positive reinforcement to get things done. We make suggestions that are intended to make life more enjoyable. We think about efficiency, automation, security, privacy, social and ecological responsibility and positive humanitarian ethics and values. We are benevolent. DO NO HARM is our motto.

In the interest of FULL DISCLOSURE, there is a particularly interesting SCREENSHOT of the home page here.

I used Abduction! for Firefox or Webpage Screenshot for Chrome to get this series of SCREENSHOTS.

Electronic Frontier Foundation Golden Key Campaign

I don't want Uncle Sam having my SIM Card PRIVATE keys.

SIM Card
Golden Key

Sunday, March 1, 2015 4:41:11 PM Coordinated Universal Time (UTC)

DEFINE.COM_Wanton_2015-03-01_16-41-11_54-81-120-138