Know Your Next Word : wanton

9. wanton :

adjective :

malicious, unjustifiable, unprovoked, egregious

usage :

  • 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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