Wan"ton*ness, n.

The quality or state of being wanton; negligence of restraint; sportiveness; recklessness; lasciviousness.

Gower.

The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into wantonness. Eikon Basilike.

Young gentlemen would be as sad as night Only for wantonness. Shak.

 

© Webster 1913.

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