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Greek - begin to wax wanton against
Greek - be wanton, led a life of wanton pleasure, wanton pleasure
Hebrew - wanton
Wanton

WANTON, a.

1. Wandering or roving in gaiety or sport; sportive; frolicsome; darting aside, or one way and the other. Wanton boys kill flies for sport.

Not a wild and wanton herd.

2. Moving or flying loosely; playing in the wind.

She her unadorned golden tresses wore disheveld, but in wanton ringlets wavd.

3. Wandering from moral rectitude; licentious; dissolute; indulging in sensuality without restraint; as men grown wanton by prosperity.

My plenteous joys, wanton in fullness--

4. More appropriately, deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous.

Thou art froward by nature, enemy to peace, lascivious wanton.

Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton. James 5.

5. Disposed to unchastity; indicating wantonness. Isaiah 3.
6. Loose; unrestrained; running to excess.

How does your tongue grow wanton in her praise!

7. Luxuriant; overgrown.

What we by day lop overgrown, one night or two with wanton growth derides, tending to wild.

8. Extravagant; as wanton dress.
9. Not regular; not turned or formed with regularity.

The quaint mazes in the wanton green.

WANTON, n.

1. A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.
2. A trifler; an insignificant flutterer.
3. A word of slight endearment.

Peace, my wanton--Little used.

WANTON, v.t.

1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule or limit; to revel; to play loosely.

Nature here wantond as in her prime.

Her golden tresses wanton in the wind.

2. To ramble in lewdness; to play lasciviously.
3. To move briskly and irregularly.


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Dictionary of Words from the King James Bible. Public Domain. Copy freely.
Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at av1611.com.
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software at http://www.swordsearcher.com.

Bibliography Information
"Entry for 'Wanton'". "King James Dictionary".
<http://classic.studylight.org/dic/kjd/view.cgi?number=T6271>.

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