Definition of wantonly adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈwɒntənli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːntənli//
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  1. 1(formal) in a way that causes harm or damage deliberately and for no acceptable reason His behaviour seems wantonly cruel.
  2. 2(old-fashioned, disapproving) in a way that is sexually immoral