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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
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