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wanton
used in Measure for Measure

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of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and (especially in the past) sexual promiscuity
  • one who never feels the wanton stings and motions of the sense.
    1.5 — Act 1 Scene 5 — A Nunnery (66% in)
wanton = of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and (especially in the past) sexual promiscuity
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