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wanton
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

2 uses
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Definition
of something considered bad:  excessive, thoughtless indulgence — such as waste, cruelty, violence, and (especially in the past) sexual promiscuity
  • He had scoffed; he had wantonly associated with the reckless and the lewd.
    5 — The Woman Pays (99% in)
  • He had been disintegrated into a number of varied fellow-creatures—beings of many minds, beings infinite in difference; some happy, many serene, a few depressed, one here and there bright even to genius, some stupid, others wanton, others austere; some mutely Miltonic, some potentially Cromwellian—into men who had private views of each other, as he had of his friends; who could applaud or condemn each other, amuse or sadden themselves by the contemplation of each other's foibles or...
    3 — The Rally (35% in)

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