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wanton

WANTON, a.

1. Wandering or roving in gaiety or sport; sportive; frolicsome; darting aside, or one way and the other. Wanton boys kill flies for sport.

Not a wild and wanton herd.

2. Moving or flying loosely; playing in the wind.

She her unadorned golden tresses wore disheveld, but in wanton ringlets wavd.

3. Wandering from moral rectitude; licentious; dissolute; indulging in sensuality without restraint; as men grown wanton by prosperity.

My plenteous joys, wanton in fullness--

4. More appropriately, deviating from the rules of chastity; lewd; lustful; lascivious; libidinous.

Thou art froward by nature, enemy to peace, lascivious wanton.

Ye have lived in pleasure on the earth, and been wanton. James 5.

5. Disposed to unchastity; indicating wantonness. Isaiah 3.

6. Loose; unrestrained; running to excess.

How does your tongue grow wanton in her praise!

7. Luxuriant; overgrown.

What we by day lop overgrown, one night or two with wanton growth derides, tending to wild.

8. Extravagant; as wanton dress.

9. Not regular; not turned or formed with regularity.

The quaint mazes in the wanton green.

WANTON, n.

1. A lewd person; a lascivious man or woman.

2. A trifler; an insignificant flutterer.

3. A word of slight endearment.

Peace, my wanton--[Little used.]

WANTON, v.t.

1. To rove and ramble without restraint, rule or limit; to revel; to play loosely.

Nature here wantond as in her prime.

Her golden tresses wanton in the wind.

2. To ramble in lewdness; to play lasciviously.

3. To move briskly and irregularly.

wantoning

WANTONING, ppr. Roving; flying loosely; playing without restraint; indulging in licentiousness.


wantonize

WANTONIZE, v.i. To behave wantonly. [Not in use.]


wantonly

WANTONLY, adv. Loosely; without regularity or restraint; sportively; gayly; playfully; lasciviously.


wantonness

WANTONNESS, n.

1. Sportiveness; gaiety; frolicsomeness; waggery.

--As sad as night, only for wantonness.

2. Licentiousness; negligence of restraint.

The tumults threatened to abuse all acts of grace, and turn them into wantonness.

3. Lasciviousness; lewdness. Romans 8. II Peter 2.

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blind

BLIND, a.

1. Destitute of the sense of seeing, either by natural defect, or by deprivation;not having sight.

2. Not having the faculty of discernment; destitute of intellectual light; unable to understand or judge; ignorant; as authors are blind to their own defects.

Blind should be followed by to; but it is followed by of, in the phrase,blind of an eye.

3. Unseen;; out of public view; private; dark; sometimes implying contempt or censure; as a blind corner.

4. Dark; obscure; not easy to be found; not easily discernible; as a blind path.

5. Heedless; inconsiderate; undeliberating.

This plan is recommended neither to blind approbation or blind reprobation.

6. In scripture, blind implies not only want of discernment, but moral depravity.

BLIND, v.t. To make blind; to deprive of sight.

1. To darken; to obscure to the eye.

Such darkness blinds the sky.

2. To darken the understanding; as, to blind the mind.

3. To darken or obscure to the understanding.

He endeavored to blind and confound the controversy.

4. To eclipse.

BLIND, or BLINDE, See Blend, an ore.

BLIND, n. Something to hinder the sight.

Civility casts a blind over the duty.

1. Something to mislead the eye or the understanding; as, one thing serves as a blind for another.

2. A screen; a cover; as a blind for a window, or for a horse.

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popular

POP'ULAR, a. [L. popularis. See People.]

1. Pertaining to the common people; as the popular voice; popular elections.

So the popular vote inclines.

2. Suitable to common people; familiar; plain; easy to be comprehended; not critical or abstruse.

Homilies are plain and popular instructions.

3. Beloved by the people; enjoying the favor of the people; pleasing to people in general; as a popular governor; a popular preacher; a popular ministry; a popular discourse; a popular administration; a popular war or peace. Suspect the man who endeavors to make that popular which is wrong.

4. Ambitious; studious of the favor of the people.

A popular man is in truth no better than a prostitute to common fame and to the people.

[This sense is not used. It is more customary to apply this epithet to a person who has already gained the favor of the people.]

5. Prevailing among the people; extensively prevalent; as a popular disease.

6. In law, a popular action is one which gives a penalty to the person that sues for the same.

[Note. Popular, at least in the United States, is not synonymous with vulgar; the latter being applied to the lower classes of people, the illiterate and low bred; the former is applied to all classes, or to the body of the people, including a great portion at least of well educated citizens.]

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