promiscuous


pro·mis·cu·ous

adjective \prə-ˈmis-kyə-wəs\

: having or involving many sexual partners

: including or involving too many people or things : not limited in a careful or proper way

Full Definition of PROMISCUOUS

1
:  composed of all sorts of persons or things
2
:  not restricted to one class, sort, or person :  indiscriminate <education … cheapened through the promiscuous distribution of diplomas — Norman Cousins>
3
:  not restricted to one sexual partner
4
:  casual, irregular <promiscuous eating habits>
pro·mis·cu·ous·ly adverb
pro·mis·cu·ous·ness noun

Examples of PROMISCUOUS

  1. a promiscuous selection of poems
  2. <since I just collect stamps that I happen to like, my collection is pretty promiscuous>

Origin of PROMISCUOUS

Latin promiscuus, from pro- forth + miscēre to mix — more at pro-, mix
First Known Use: 1601

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pro·mis·cu·ous

adjective \prə-ˈmis-kyə-wəs\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PROMISCUOUS

: not restricted to one sexual partner

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