Wan·ton·ness, n. The quality or state of being wanton; negligence of restraint; sportiveness; recklessness; lasciviousness.
The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into wantonness. --Eikon Basilike.
Young gentlemen would be as sad as night
Only for wantonness. --Shak.
n 1: the trait of lacking restraint or control; freedom from
inhibition or worry; "she danced with abandon" [syn: abandon,
2: the quality of being lewd and lascivious [syn: licentiousness]