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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 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 ?
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.
American promiscuity, goodness knew, had been strange to him, but it was nothing to the queerness of American criticism.
A 49-year-old man, Gbenga Olomilua, has urged a Grade C Customary Court sitting at Inanlende, Ibadan, to uphold the divorce request of his wife, Rashidat, alleging that her promiscuity has no bound.
According to Liz, in the animal kingdom, "Getting ahead in the mating game involves cheating, promiscuity and cannibalism." So, it's just like Love Island then - well, apart from the cannibalism.
In a statement, the religious group said the implementation of a comprehensive sex and sexuality education would ensure that the condoms would not promote promiscuity among students.
"Many people who oppose same-sex marriage are uncomfortable with casual sex and feel threatened by sexual promiscuity," says David Pinsof, a graduate student of psychology and lead author of the study.
49 'FEMALE' PROMISCUITY BENEFITS HERMAPHRODITES WITH VIOLENT MATING
However, according to the Huffington Post, after studying 161 females related to both homosexual and homosexual men, they have now arrived to a conclusion that - instead of increasing the woman's promiscuity, the gene makes the women more attractive to men, the Daily Mail reported
PROMISCUITY, separation and divorce have reached epidemic proportions in the UK, the Bishop of London has warned.
Dirty little secrets; breaking the silence on teenage girls and promiscuity.