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

     

    wantonly

     adverb
    adverb
    BrE BrE//ˈwɒntənli//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈwɑːntənli//
     
     
    jump to other results
  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