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Synonyms for WANTON

Usage Examples for WANTON

  1. Lady Harrington, though all kindness and even tenderness to her, seemed almost cautiously to avoid every subject that led her to talk of her family: and as for Sir Gilbert, he appeared to be enjoying a state of spirits so enviable in their uniform cheerfulness, that to mention fear or sorrow to him would have been wanton cruelty. - "The Vicar of Wrexhill" by Mrs [Frances] Trollope
  2. As a matter of fact, he generally made his readers more sorry than angry, and he did not realise that even if he had been successful it was but a poor reward for the wanton spoiling of much good work. - "The Ghost Ship" by Richard Middleton