Promiscuous Definition

Consisting of different elements mixed together or mingled without sorting or discrimination.
Webster's New World
Having casual sexual relations frequently with different partners; indiscriminate in the choice of sexual partners.
American Heritage Medicine
Characterized by a lack of discrimination; specif., engaging in sexual intercourse indiscriminately or with many persons.
Webster's New World
Lacking standards of selection; acting without careful judgment; indiscriminate.
Criticized him for being promiscuous in his friendships.
American Heritage
Showing little forethought or critical judgment; casual.
The promiscuous use of the word “populism.”
American Heritage

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

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