Definitions

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  • adv. in a wanton manner

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a wanton manner; without regularity or restraint; loosely; sportively; gayly; playfully; recklessly; lasciviously.
  • adv. Unintentionally; accidentally.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a wanton manner.
  • Frolicsomely; sportfully; gaily; playfully; carelessly.
  • Lewdly; lasciviously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a licentious and promiscuous manner
  • adv. in a wanton manner

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Examples

  • Project SHAD veterans have waited 30 to 40 years to receive relief for the physical, mental and sociological damages they have suffered because of their involuntary participation in wantonly unlawful and carelessly executed ABC Warfare experiments from 1962 to 1972.

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  • Bart, I think even you can agree that the "right" way to resolve these disagreements doesn't involve a midnight call on a deathly sick man to get his signature on a piece of paper that can then be used to lie to the telecoms that the president is complying with the law in wantonly wiretapping everything in sight? would that be a fair statement? and please elaborate on how suspecting the Acting Attorney General of flat out lying about a conversation he had with Ashcroft is consistent with Bush's notion of bringing honor and integrity back to the WH.

    Balkinization

  • The report cited other possible crimes by the Israelis, including "wantonly" destroying food production, water and sewerage facilities; striking areas, in an effort to kill a small number of combatants, where significant numbers of civilians were gathered; using Palestinians as human shields; and detaining men, women and children in sand pits.

    Printing: "The Goldstone Report and the debate in Israel," by Edward C. Corrigan

  • OpEdNews - Quicklink: Amnesty says Israel "wantonly" destroyed Gaza

    OpEdNews - Quicklink: Amnesty says Israel "wantonly" destroyed Gaza

  • VIEW FAVORITES yahooBuzzArticleHeadline = 'Amnesty says Israel "wantonly" destroyed Gaza'; yahooBuzzArticleSummary = 'Amnesty International said on Thursday Israel inflicted "wanton destruction" in the Gaza Strip in attacks that often targeted Palestinian civilians during an offensive in December and January in the Hamas-run enclave.'

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  • Believe me, I see this kind of wantonly destructive behavior every day.

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  • Also, they were convinced that if they didn't make a dreadful example, it would lead to more outbreaks, and the slaughter of every white person in India - the fear of that, and the knowledge of the kind of wantonly cruel foe they were up against, hardened them as nothing else could have done.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • Also, they were convinced that if they didn't make a dreadful example, it would lead to more outbreaks, and the slaughter of every white person in India — the fear of that, and the knowledge of the kind of wantonly cruel foe they were up against, hardened them as nothing else could have done.

    Flashman In The Great Game

  • The cruel to animals end in cruelty to man; and strange and violent deaths, marked with retribution's bloody finger, have in all ages fallen from heaven on such as wantonly harm innocent beasts.

    The Cloister and the Hearth

  • California will sue the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for "wantonly" ignoring its duty to regulate greenhouse gas emissions from ships, aircraft, and construction and agricultural equipment ...

    Seeing the Forest

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