Promiscuous meaning

prə-mĭskyo͝o-əs
The definition of promiscuous is a lack of discrimination or a person who casually has sex.

An example of promiscuous is a TV actress whose character is seen in bed with many different men.

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(networking) The mode in which a NIC gathers all network traffic instead of getting only the traffic intended for it.
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Indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners.
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Without plan or purpose; casual.
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Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
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Having a variety of functions, targets, or hosts; nonselective.

Promiscuous enzymes; promiscuous drugs; a promiscuous parasite.

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Made up of various disparate elements mixed together; of disorderly composition.
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Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
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Consisting of diverse, unrelated parts or individuals; confused.
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Consisting of different elements mixed together or mingled without sorting or discrimination.
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Characterized by a lack of discrimination; specif., engaging in sexual intercourse indiscriminately or with many persons.
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Origin of promiscuous

  • From Latin prōmiscuus possessed equally prō- intensive pref. pro–1 miscēre to mix meik- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin prōmiscuus (“mixed, not separated"), from prō (“forth") + misceō (“mix").

    From Wiktionary