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adjective (WITHOUT CARE)    /ˈwɒn.tən/ US  /ˈwɑːn.tən/ formal
(of something bad, such as damage, cruelty, waste) extreme and showing no care at all: wanton destruction of human life a wanton disregard for safety wanton extravaganceInconsiderateSelfishness wantonly     /-li/ adverb wantonness     /-nəs/ noun [U] old use or humorous
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