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Definition of the adverb wantonly

What does wantonly mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?


  1. in a wanton manner
    • example: the animals were killed wantonly for sport
  2. in a licentious and promiscuous manner

Alternative definition of the adverb wantonly


  1. in a wanton manner

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Google previewThe Kentucky Judicial Dictionary (1916)

Being a Compilation of All Words, Phrases and Maxims which Have Been Defined, Construed, Interpreted Or Applied in Reported Kentucky Cases, and in Kentucky Constitution, Statutes and Codes of Practice by Fred P. Caldwell

WANTONLY AND MALICIOUSLY.— The court should define the words "wantonly and maliciously" as meaning an evil or unlawful purpose, as distinguished from that of promoting the justice of the law. Romans v. MeGinms, 156 Ky. 205, 160 ...

Google previewEncyclopaedia Perthensis; Or Universal Dictionary of the Arts, Sciences, Literature, &c. Intended to Supersede the Use of Other Books of Reference (1816)

* WANTONLY, adv. [from wanton.'] Lasei- Dryi,— Notiroe shall findmewamiwjrtomy truth, vioufly ; frolieksomely ; gayly ; sportively ; care- 1 iryd.— Enemies will never be wanting in endea- leseiy.

Google previewDictionary of the Political Thought of the People's Republic of China (2016)

by Henry He

®wantonly. exaggerated ̄ negative aspects in Party work. Moreover,. ®certain. individuals have simply ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Forms and Precedents for Pleading and Practice (1903)

At Common Law, in Equity, and Under the Various Codes and Practice Acts by William Henry Michael, William Mack, Howard Pervear Nash, James Cockroft, Thomas Edward O'Brien

recklessly, wantonly or intentionally inflicted. led' These demurrers were overru o The court said, “ counts one ...

Google previewA new universal etymological technological, and pronouncing dictionary of the English language (1849)

by John Craig (F.G.S.)

To behave wantonly. — Kot in use. Wantonizino, wawn'tnn-Ue-ing, part a. Behaving wantonly. — Not in use. Do not thyself betray With wantoniiina years. — DanitL Wantonly, wawn'tun-le, ad. Loosely ; without ...

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When a man wantonly destroys one of the works of man we call him a vandal. When he destroys one of the works of god we call him a sportsman. (Joseph Wood Krutch)
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Scrabble value of W4A1N1T1O1N1L1Y4

The value of this 8-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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