Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun wanton

1 sense of wanton

Sense 1
wanton -- (lewd or lascivious woman)
       => sensualist -- (a person who enjoys sensuality)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb wanton

6 senses of wanton

Sense 1
piddle, wanton, wanton away, piddle away, trifle -- (waste time; spend one's time idly or inefficiently)
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 2
wanton -- (indulge in a carefree or voluptuous way of life)
       => live -- (lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war")

Sense 3
wanton, wanton away, trifle away -- (spend wastefully; "wanton one's money away")
       => spend, expend, drop -- (pay out; "spend money")

Sense 4
luxuriate, wanton -- (become extravagant; indulge (oneself) luxuriously)
       => consume, squander, waste, ware -- (spend extravagantly; "waste not, want not")

Sense 5
wanton -- (engage in amorous play)
       => chat up, flirt, dally, butterfly, coquet, coquette, romance, philander, mash -- (talk or behave amorously, without serious intentions; "The guys always try to chat up the new secretaries"; "My husband never flirts with other women")

Sense 6
wanton -- (behave extremely cruelly and brutally)
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Antonyms of adj wanton

2 senses of wanton

Sense 1
motiveless, unprovoked, wanton -- (occurring without motivation or provocation; "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt)

INDIRECT (VIA unmotivated) -> motivated -- (provided with a motive or given incentive for action; "a highly motivated child can learn almost anything"; "a group of politically motivated men")

Sense 2
easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton -- (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior")

INDIRECT (VIA unchaste) -> chaste -- (morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste")

Similarity of adj wanton

2 senses of wanton

Sense 1
motiveless, unprovoked, wanton -- (occurring without motivation or provocation; "motiveless malignity"; "unprovoked and dastardly attack"- F.D.Roosevelt)
       => unmotivated (vs. motivated) -- (without motivation)

Sense 2
easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton -- (casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior")
       => unchaste (vs. chaste) -- (not chaste; "unchaste conduct")

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