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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (v. t.) Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; as, a wanton display of disrespect; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive.

2. (v. t.) Wandering from moral rectitude; perverse; dissolute.

3. (v. t.) Specifically: Deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous; lecherous.

4. (v. t.) Reckless; heedless; as, wanton mischief.

5. (n.) A roving, frolicsome thing; a trifler; -- used rarely as a term of endearment.

6. (n.) One brought up without restraint; a pampered pet.

7. (n.) A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.

8. (v. i.) To rove and ramble without restraint, rule, or limit; to revel; to play loosely; to frolic.

9. (v. i.) To sport in lewdness; to play the wanton; to play lasciviously.

10. (v. t.) To cause to become wanton; also, to waste in wantonness.

2691. katastreniao -- to become wanton against
... to become wanton against. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: katastreniao Phonetic
Spelling: (kat-as-tray-nee-ah'-o) Short Definition: I grow wanton towards ...
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5433. phruasso -- to neigh, whinny, fig. to be wanton
... to be wanton. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: phruasso Phonetic Spelling:
(froo-as'-so) Short Definition: I roar, rage Definition: I am wanton, insolent ...
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5196. hubris -- wantonness, insolence, an act of wanton violence
... wantonness, insolence, an act of wanton violence. Part of Speech: Noun, Feminine
Transliteration: hubris Phonetic Spelling: (hoo'-bris) Short Definition: insult ...
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4684. spatalao -- to live riotously
... Transliteration: spatalao Phonetic Spelling: (spat-al-ah'-o) Short Definition: I
live extravagantly Definition: I live extravagantly, luxuriously; I am wanton. ...
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766. aselgeia -- licentiousness, wantonness
... as-elg'-ia) Short Definition: wantonness, lewdness Definition: (outrageous conduct,
conduct shocking to public decency, a wanton violence), wantonness, lewdness ...
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5195. hubrizo -- to run riot, to outrage, insult
... This expresses the work of "one whose insolence and contempt of others breaks
forth in wanton and outrageous acts" (K. Wuest,, 34). ...
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4763. streniao -- to run riot
... revel, riot. Cognate: 4763 -- living in sensual, lustful behavior, ie in
self-indulgence (wanton luxury). See 4764 (). Word Origin ...
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Strong's Hebrew
6348. pachaz -- to be wanton or reckless
... 6347, 6348. pachaz. 6349 . to be wanton or reckless. Transliteration: pachaz
Phonetic Spelling: (paw-khaz') Short Definition: reckless. Word Origin a prim. ...
/hebrew/6348.htm - 6k

8265. saqar -- to ogle
... root Definition to ogle NASB Word Usage seductive (1). wanton. A primitive root;
to ogle, ie Blink coquettishly -- wanton. 8264, 8265. saqar. 8266 . ...
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2181. zanah -- to commit fornication, be a harlot
... A primitive root (highly-fed and therefore wanton); to commit adultery (usually
of the female, and less often of simple fornication, rarely of involuntary ...
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John who was a Torch, Laid Bare and Rebuked the Wanton Ones: they ...
... John who was a torch, laid bare and rebuked the wanton ones: they made haste and
quenched the torch, that they might let loose the desire of their lust. ...
/.../ephraim/hymns and homilies of ephraim the syrian/hymn xxi john who was.htm

Christians, when they Attend Weddings, must not Join in Wanton ...
... The Canons of the Blessed and Holy Fathers Assembled at Antioch in Syria. Canon
LIII. Christians, when they attend weddings, must not join in wanton dances? ...
/.../schaff/the seven ecumenical councils/canon liii christians when they.htm

1 Timothy v. 15-Nov
... Homily XV. 1 Timothy v. 11-15. 1 Timothy v.11-15 "But the younger widows refuse:
for when they have begun to wax wanton against Christ, they will marry; having ...
/.../homily xv 1 timothy v.htm

On Genesis.
... 49:3 Reuben, my first-born, thou art my strength, and the first of my children;
hard to bear with, and hard and self-willed: thou hast waxed wanton as water ...
/.../hippolytus/the extant works and fragments of hippolytus/on genesis.htm

Whether the Matter of Lust is Only Venereal Desires and Pleasures?
... Therefore these would seem to be the matter of lust. Objection 3: Further, lust
is defined "as the desire of wanton pleasure" [*Alexander of Hales, Summ. ...
/...//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether the matter of lust.htm

Whether it is a Mortal Sin for a Man to have Knowledge of his Wife ...
... iv, D, 31), "the pleasure taken in the embraces of a wanton is damnable in a
husband." Now nothing but mortal sin is said to be damnable. ...
//christianbookshelf.org/aquinas/summa theologica/whether it is a mortal.htm

Knox in St. Andrews Castle: the Galleys: 1547-1549
... on the murderers mainly to the revengeful nature of Mary of Guise; the Cardinal
having been "the comfort to all gentlewomen, and especially to wanton widows. ...
/.../lang/john knox and the reformation/chapter iii knox in st.htm

Concerning Salutations and Recreations, &C.
... so that many vicious and profane persons have been known, by coming to this truth,
to become sober and virtuous; and many light, vain, and wanton ones to ...
/.../proposition xv concerning salutations and.htm

The Conflict Between Capital and Labor.
... of sabbath. Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth and been wanton; ye
have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter. Ye ...
/.../pink/the redeemers return/7 the conflict between capital.htm

That all Widows that are Approved are to be Held in Honour.
... But the widow that is wanton, is dead while she liveth." [4533] And again: "But
the younger widows pass by: for when they shall be wanton in Christ, they wish ...
/.../cyprian/three books of testimonies against the jews/74 that all widows that.htm

Wanton (20 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (vt) Untrained; undisciplined; unrestrained; as, a
wanton display of disrespect; hence, loose; free; luxuriant; roving; sportive. ...
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Wantonly (8 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (adv.) In a wanton manner; without regularity or restraint;
loosely; sportively; gayly; playfully; recklessly; lasciviously. ...
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Outrage (3 Occurrences)
... 2. (n.) Injurious violence or wanton wrong done to persons or things; a gross violation
of right or decency; excessive abuse; wanton mischief; gross injury. ...
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Waxed (57 Occurrences)
... (ASV). 1 Timothy 5:11 But younger widows refuse: for when they have waxed
wanton against Christ, they desire to marry; (ASV). Hebrews ...
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Flourish (26 Occurrences)
... 4. (vi) To make bold and sweeping, fanciful, or wanton movements, by way of ornament,
parade, bravado, etc.; to play with fantastic and irregular motion. ...
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Riot (14 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary 1. (n.) Wanton or unrestrained behavior; uproar; tumult.
2. (n.) Excessive and expensive feasting; wild and loose festivity; revelry. ...
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Play (61 Occurrences)
... 7. (n.) To move gayly; to wanton; to disport. ... 12. (vt) To bring into sportive or
wanton action; to exhibit in action; to execute; as, to play tricks. 13. ...
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Wanting (27 Occurrences)

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Younger (39 Occurrences)
... 1 Timothy 5:11 But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against
Christ, they desire to marry; (WEB KJV WEY ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV). ...
/y/younger.htm - 18k

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Wanton (20 Occurrences)

1 Timothy 5:6
But she who gives herself to pleasure is dead while she lives.
(See NAS)

1 Timothy 5:11
But refuse younger widows, for when they have grown wanton against Christ, they desire to marry;

James 5:5
Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton; ye have nourished your hearts, as in a day of slaughter.

Revelation 18:7
However much she glorified herself, and grew wanton, so much give her of torment and mourning. For she says in her heart,'I sit a queen, and am no widow, and will in no way see mourning.'

Revelation 18:9
The kings of the earth, who committed sexual immorality and lived wantonly with her, will weep and wail over her, when they look at the smoke of her burning,
(Root in WEB ASV RSV)

Deuteronomy 22:14
and lay shameful things to her charge, and bring up an evil name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came nigh to her, I found not in her the tokens of virginity;
(See JPS)

Joshua 7:15
And it shall be, that he that is taken with the devoted thing shall be burnt with fire, he and all that he hath; because he hath transgressed the covenant of Jehovah, and because he hath wrought folly in Israel.
(See JPS)

Judges 19:23
And the man, the master of the house, went out unto them, and said unto them, Nay, my brethren, I pray you, do not so wickedly; seeing that this man is come into my house, do not this folly.
(See JPS)

Judges 19:24
Behold, here is my daughter a virgin, and his concubine; them I will bring out now, and humble ye them, and do with them what seemeth good unto you: but unto this man do not any such folly.
(See JPS)

Judges 20:10
and we will take ten men of a hundred throughout all the tribes of Israel, and a hundred of a thousand, and a thousand out of ten thousand, to fetch victuals for the people, that they may do, when they come to Gibeah of Benjamin, according to all the wantonness that they have wrought in Israel.'
(Root in JPS DBY RSV)

2 Samuel 13:12
And she answered him, Nay, my brother, do not force me; for no such thing ought to be done in Israel: do not thou this folly.

2 Samuel 13:13
I, where would I carry my shame? And as for you, you will be as one of the fools in Israel. Now therefore, please speak to the king; for he will not withhold me from you."
(See RSV)

Psalms 106:14
but gave in to craving in the desert, and tested God in the wasteland.
(See RSV)

Proverbs 9:13
The foolish woman is full of noise; she has no sense at all.
(See RSV)

Isaiah 3:16
Moreover the LORD saith, Because the daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go, and making a tinkling with their feet:

Isaiah 47:8
So now take note of this, you who are given up to pleasure, living without fear of evil, saying in your heart, I am, and there is no one like me; I will never be a widow, or have my children taken from me.
(See NIV)

Jeremiah 50:11
Because you are glad, because you rejoice, O you who plunder my heritage, because you are wanton as a heifer that treads out the grain, and neigh as strong horses;

Ezekiel 6:9
Those of you that escape shall remember me among the nations where they shall be carried captive, how that I have been broken with their lewd heart, which has departed from me, and with their eyes, which play the prostitute after their idols: and they shall loathe themselves in their own sight for the evils which they have committed in all their abominations.
(See RSV)

Ezekiel 16:30
How weak is thy heart, saith the Lord Jehovah, seeing thou doest all these things, the work of an impudent harlot;
(See JPS)

Zephaniah 3:4
Her prophets are light and treacherous persons; her priests have profaned the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.



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