An adjective used to destribe behavior that is either particularly inhuman (as in cruel and wanton behavior), or behavior that is lewd or bawdy (in a sexual context).
Definition from Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary
1) Behavior that is grossly negligent and recklessly unconcerned with the safety of people or property. For example, speeding past a school while students are leaving, or firing a shotgun in a crowded public park, are wanton acts that will, if someone is killed, justify a charge of second degree murder. 2) Sexually immoral and unrestrained.
Definition provided by Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary.
August 19, 2010, 5:26 pm