Two boys were charged with wanton and needless destruction of school property. Police, who said that the boys had no motive but acted simply out of boredom, described their groundless actions as wanton. This wanton disregard for public property upset most of the people in our small town, who were unused to acts of senseless and unprovoked vandalism.
Quiz: What is a wanton act?
- One that is motiveless and unjustified.
- One that is carefully thought out and carried out successfully.
- One that is carried out by those who are immature.