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prom·is·cu·i·ty

 (prŏm′ĭ-skyo͞o′ĭ-tē, prō′mĭ-)
n. pl. prom·is·cu·i·ties
The state or character of being promiscuous.

promiscuity

(ˌprɒmɪˈskjuːɪtɪ)
n
1. promiscuous sexual behaviour
2. indiscriminate mingling, mixture, or confusion, as of parts or elements

prom•is•cu•i•ty

(ˌprɒm ɪˈskyu ɪ ti, ˌproʊ mɪ-)

n., pl. -ties.
1. promiscuous sexual behavior.
2. an indiscriminate mixture.
[1840–50; compare French promiscuité]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.promiscuity - indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
one-night stand - a brief sexual encounter lasting only for a single night; "he ran through a series of loveless one-night stands"

promiscuity

noun licentiousness, profligacy, sleeping around (informal), permissiveness, abandon, incontinence, depravity, immorality, debauchery, laxity, dissipation, looseness, amorality, lechery, laxness, wantonness, libertinism, promiscuousness Precautions against AIDS include wearing condoms and avoiding promiscuity.
Quotations
"She speaks eighteen languages. And she can't say no in any of them" [Dorothy Parker]
"You were born with your legs apart. They'll send you to the grave in a Y-shaped coffin" [Joe Orton What the Butler Saw]
Translations

promiscuity

[ˌprɒmɪsˈkjuːɪtɪ] Npromiscuidad f

promiscuity

[ˌprɒmɪˈskjuːɪti] n (sexual)promiscuité f

promiscuity

n
(liter: = confusion) → Wirrwarr m

promiscuity

[ˌprɒmɪsˈkjuːɪtɪ] n (sexual) → promiscuità
References in classic literature ?
American promiscuity, goodness knew, had been strange to him, but it was nothing to the queerness of American criticism.
I do not believe that there was in that genteel Bohemia an intensive culture of chastity, but I do not remember so crude a promiscuity as seems to be practised in the present day.
Philip was now more comfortable, for space was so limited that there were only studies for boys in the upper school, and till then he had lived in the great hall in which they all ate and in which the lower forms did preparation in a promiscuity which was vaguely distasteful to him.
PROMISCUITY, separation and divorce have reached epidemic proportions in the UK, the Bishop of London has warned.
London, June 2 ( ANI ): A senior Church of England bishop has warned that promiscuity, separation and divorce are at "epidemic" proportions.
Dirty little secrets; breaking the silence on teenage girls and promiscuity.
Retail promiscuity is rife, an outcome of the food industry's penchant for promotional activity as the mechanism to protect gross margins while stimulating demand.
This is not the happy, freewheeling promiscuity of George Best.
A HARD-hitting controversial tale of sexual inhibitions and promiscuity is the basis of a rock musical on tour around North Wales.
The use of] condoms is immoral and they should not let themselves be used to promote it," said Archbishop Lagdameo, adding celebrities should not unwittingly become accomplices in promoting promiscuity because they are mandated "to protect people's morals, especially the youth".
MEGAN Fox says she's not into onenight stands and promiscuity - sorry boys.
Carol Grainger and Mike Attwood should actively campaign against sexual exploitation and promiscuity if they are really concerned.