Know Your Next Word : wanton
9. wanton :
malicious, unjustifiable, unprovoked, egregious
Terrorists commit wanton acts on a helpless populace to make their point.
Wanton also means intemperate. A hedonist lives a wanton life in the relentless, unremitting pursuit of pleasure. An ascetic does not.
Why jeopardize your career in such a wanton way?
a wanton attacker of religious convictions
to wanton away one's inheritance
wanton depletion of oil reserves
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