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pro·mis·cu·ous

 (prə-mĭs′kyo͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
2.
a. Lacking standards of selection; acting without careful judgment; indiscriminate: criticized him for being promiscuous in his friendships.
b. Showing little forethought or critical judgment; casual: the promiscuous use of the word "populism."
3. Consisting of diverse, unrelated parts or individuals; confused: "Throngs promiscuous strew the level green" (Alexander Pope).

[From Latin prōmiscuus, possessed equally : prō-, intensive pref.; see pro-1 + miscēre, to mix; see meik- in Indo-European roots.]

pro·mis′cu·ous·ly adv.
pro·mis′cu·ous·ness n.

promiscuous

(prəˈmɪskjʊəs)
adj
1. indulging in casual and indiscriminate sexual relationships
2. consisting of a number of dissimilar parts or elements mingled in a confused or indiscriminate manner
3. indiscriminate in selection
4. casual or heedless
[C17: from Latin prōmiscuus indiscriminate, from pro-1 + miscēre to mix]
proˈmiscuously adv
proˈmiscuousness n

pro•mis•cu•ous

(prəˈmɪs kyu əs)

adj.
1. characterized by or having numerous sexual partners on a casual basis.
2. consisting of a disordered mixture of various elements.
3. indiscriminate; without discrimination.
4. casual; irregular; haphazard.
[1595–1605; < Latin prōmiscuus mixed up =prō- pro-1 + misc(ēre) to mix + -uus deverbal adj. suffix; see -ous]
pro•mis′cu•ous•ly, adv.
pro•mis′cu•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.promiscuous - not selective of a single class or person; "Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money"
indiscriminate - not marked by fine distinctions; "indiscriminate reading habits"; "an indiscriminate mixture of colors and styles"
2.promiscuous - casual and unrestrained in sexual behaviorpromiscuous - casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; "her easy virtue"; "he was told to avoid loose (or light) women"; "wanton behavior"
unchaste - not chaste; "unchaste conduct"

promiscuous

adjective
1. licentious, wanton, profligate, debauched, fast, wild, abandoned, loose, immoral, lax, dissipated, unbridled, dissolute, libertine, of easy virtue, unchaste Everyone nowadays is aware of the risks of promiscuous sex. She is perceived as vain, spoilt and promiscuous.
licentious moral, pure, decent, innocent, modest, virtuous, chaste, virginal, unsullied, vestal, undefiled
Translations

promiscuous

[prəˈmɪskjʊəs] ADJpromiscuo

promiscuous

[prəˈmɪskjʊəs] adj [person] → aux mœurs légères
promiscuous sex → la promiscuité sexuelle
You know the risks of promiscuous sex → Vous connaissez les risques de la promiscuité sexuelle.
promiscuous behaviour → multipartenariat sexuel

promiscuous

adj
(sexually) → promisk, promiskuitiv (spec); to be promiscuoushäufig den Partner wechseln; promiscuous behaviourhäufiger Partnerwechsel
(liter)wirr

promiscuous

[prəˈmɪskjʊəs] adj (sexually) → promiscuo/a
References in classic literature ?
scott was not taken `up to Mother's', and when Meg descended, after they had strolled away together, she found traces of a promiscuous lunch which filled her with horror.
The ceremony begins again--but there are few now left to dance with, and so very soon the collection is over and promiscuous dances once more begin.
Say, Muse, their Names then known, who first, who last, Rous'd from the slumber, on that fiery Couch, At thir great Emperors call, as next in worth Came singly where he stood on the bare strand, While the promiscuous croud stood yet aloof?
The promiscuous multitude arranged themselves upon large banks of turf prepared for the purpose, which, aided by the natural elevation of the ground, enabled them to overlook the galleries, and obtain a fair view into the lists.
A baneful promiscuous intercourse of the sexes is hereby avoided, and virtue, without being damorously invoked, is, as it were, unconsciously practised.
added Madame Cropole, already in promiscuous commentary with her neighbors of both sexes.
He described how he had bested his enemies, or forgiven them, exactly as they had bested or forgiven him in those careless days; how he had entreated, cajoled, and bullied towns, companies, and syndicates, all for their enduring good; crawled round, through, or under mountains and ravines, dragging a string and hoop-iron railroad after him, and in the end, how he had sat still while promiscuous communities tore the last fragments of his character to shreds.
With a cigar in my mouth and a newspaper in my lap, I had been amusing myself for the greater part of the afternoon, now in poring over advertisements, now in observing the promiscuous company in the room, and now in peering through the smoky panes into the street.
she asked; and as he remained sullenly dumb she went on: "I know so many who've tried to find it; and, believe me, they all got out by mistake at wayside stations: at places like Boulogne, or Pisa, or Monte Carlo--and it wasn't at all different from the old world they'd left, but only rather smaller and dingier and more promiscuous.
And now /you/, of all people in the world, /you/, who, as I fancied, had long ago forgotten all about me, and were living comfortably in old England, turn up in a promiscuous way and find me where you least expected.
She's never been promiscuous like some of these girls -- a captain or a first mate, yes, but she's never been touched by a native.
Considering how many hundreds of statues of the great Emperor must exist in London, it is too much to suppose such a coincidence as that a promiscuous iconoclast should chance to begin upon three specimens of the same bust.