wantonness,n. Conduct indicating that the actor is aware of the risks but indifferent to the results. • Wantonness usu. suggests a greater degree of culpability than recklessness, and it often connotes malice in criminal-law con-texts. Cf. RECKLESSNESS. [Cases: Damages  91(1); Negligence  275; Sentencing and Punishment  1438. C.J.S. Criminal Law §§ 1593–1594, 1596; Damages §§ 202–203; Negligence §§ 98–103, 106–113.] — wanton,adj.
[Blacks Law 8th]