Meaning of “wanton” in the English Dictionary

"wanton" in British English

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wantonadjective

uk /ˈwɒn.tən/ us /ˈwɑːn.tən/

wanton adjective (SEXUAL)

old use or humorous (of a woman) behaving or appearing in a very sexual way

wantonly
adverb uk /ˈwɒn.tən.li/ us /ˈwɑːn.tən.li/
wantonness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈwɒn.tən.nəs/ us /ˈwɑːn.tən.nəs/ old use or humorous

(Definition of “wanton” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wanton" in American English

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wantonadjective

us /ˈwɑn·tən, ˈwɔn-/

causing harm or acting without showing care for others, often intentionally:

He displayed a wanton disregard for the facts.

(Definition of “wanton” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)