wantonness


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Wantonness \Wan"ton*ness\, n.
   The quality or state of being wanton; negligence of
   restraint; sportiveness; recklessness; lasciviousness.
   --Gower.
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         The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and
         turn them into wantonness.               --Eikon
                                                  Basilike.
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         Young gentlemen would be as sad as night
         Only for wantonness.                     --Shak.
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