wanton destruction

wanton destruction
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Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006

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  • destruction — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ complete, total, utter, wholesale ▪ large scale, mass, massive, widespread ▪ modern weapons of mass …   Collocations dictionary

  • destruction — n. 1) to carry out destruction (with a human subject: the soldiers carried out the total destruction of the village) 2) to cause destruction (with any subject: the flood caused great destruction) 3) complete, total, utter; wanton destruction * *… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wanton — /ˈwɒntən / (say wontuhn) adjective 1. done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably: *my father, appalled by the wanton destruction of the bird life he loved, brought in a bill for its protection –mary durack, 1959. 2. deliberate and… …   Australian-English dictionary

  • wanton — [[t]wɒ̱ntən[/t]] 1) ADJ: usu ADJ n A wanton action deliberately causes harm, damage, or waste without having any reason to. ...this unnecessary and wanton destruction of our environment... Wanton violence is now becoming a regular feature of… …   English dictionary

  • wanton — adj., n., & v. adj. 1 licentious; lewd; sexually promiscuous. 2 capricious; random; arbitrary; motiveless (wanton destruction; wanton wind). 3 luxuriant; unrestrained (wanton profusion). 4 archaic playful; sportive (a wanton child). n. literary… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wanton — wan|ton [ wantən ] adjective 1. ) causing harm or damage for no reason: a trail of wanton destruction 2. ) OLD FASHIONED a wanton woman has sex with a lot of men. This word shows that you think this behavior is immoral. ╾ wan|ton|ly adverb ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wanton — adjective 1) wanton destruction Syn: deliberate, willful, malicious, spiteful, wicked, cruel; gratuitous, unprovoked, motiveless, arbitrary, groundless, unjustifiable, needless, unnecessary, uncalled for, senseless, pointles …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wanton — UK [ˈwɒntən] / US [ˈwɑntən] adjective 1) formal causing harm or damage for no reason a trail of wanton destruction 2) old fashioned, showing disapproval a wanton woman has sex with a lot of men Derived words: wantonly adverb wantonness noun… …   English dictionary

  • destruction — /di struk sheuhn/, n. 1. the act of destroying: wanton destruction of a town. 2. the condition of being destroyed; demolition; annihilation. 3. a cause or means of destroying. [1275 1325; ME ( < AF) < L destruction (s. of destructio), equiv. to… …   Universalium

  • wanton — [ˈwɒntən] adj formal causing harm or damage for no reason wanton destruction[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

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