promiscuity

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n promiscuity indulging in promiscuous (casual and indiscriminate) sexual relations
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: It's a good thing lemmings are promiscuous, they produce 4 times as many females as males.
    • n Promiscuity Promiscuousness; confusion.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n promiscuity Promiscuousness; confusion; indiscriminate mixture.
    • n promiscuity Promiscuous sexual union, as among some races of people.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Promiscuity mixture without order or distinction: promiscuous sexual intercourse
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Quotations

  • A. Alvarez
    A. Alvarez
    “No one is promiscuous in his way of dying. A man who has decided to hang himself will never jump in front of a train.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. promiscuuspro, inten., miscēre, to mix.

Usage

In literature:

Evidently knives had flown promiscuously about in another cyclone, he said.
"The Way of the Wind" by Zoe Anderson Norris
Even a numerous body, working promiscuously and without conjunction, could not accomplish much.
"The Continental Monthly, Vol III, Issue VI, June, 1863" by Various
Mother dead; raised sort of promiscuous on the instalment plan.
"Joyce of the North Woods" by Harriet T. Comstock
At night they are more plentiful, and seem to be aimed promiscuously.
"Diary of the Besieged Resident in Paris" by Henry Labouchère
Lois Dunlap is the finest woman in Hamilton, but she's too damned promiscuous in her friendships.
"Murder at Bridge" by Anne Austin
Books, clothing, plates and pots, wood and food were scattered about promiscuously.
"Confessions of Boyhood" by John Albee
This thieving and promiscuous killing are enough to discourage anybody.
"Forty-one Thieves" by Angelo Hall
Workmen then took apart the three cars and threw the disjointed remains into a promiscuous heap.
"Modern American Prose Selections" by Various
That's what comes of promiscuous giving.
"The White Christmas and other Merry Christmas Plays" by Walter Ben Hare
In those places where they live promiscuously, it gives them the same protection in herds as it does among our lower savages.
"The Human Side of Animals" by Royal Dixon
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In poetry:

The young man's fancy turns
In almost all directions;
Promiscuously burns
The lamp of his affections.
"A Pastoral" by P G Wodehouse
Both men and women, suddenly,
In ev'ry house promiscuous die
By hundreds, in a single night,
'Till London seems unpeopled quite.
"Another On The Same Occasion" by Rees Prichard
The flowers are cornucopias of summer,
Briefly exuberant and cheaply golden.
And if they make a show of being hidden,
Are open promiscuously to every comer.
"Squash In Blossom" by Robert Francis

In news:

HPV shots don't make girls promiscuous , study shows.
(AP) New research suggests shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous .
HPV vaccines don't make girls promiscuous , study says.
CHICAGO Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous , according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.
HPV Shots Don't Make Girls Promiscuous , Study Says.
New research suggests shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous .
Conditions at Colorado Springs, CO. (AP) New research suggests shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous .
Study says HPV shots don't make girls promiscuous .
CHICAGO (AP) — New research suggests shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous .
CHICAGO—Shots that protect against cervical cancer do not make girls promiscuous , according to the first study to compare medical records for vaccinated and unvaccinated girls.
Chicago is apparently where wealthy men are the most promiscuous .
Hoboken has ranked in as the eighth-most promiscuous city in the country, according to a survey by an online dating website.
Philly is the 7th most promiscuous city in the U.S. More about lists.
In fact, the "Make Me Proud" hitmaker used to be quite promiscuous .
They found that American students judged promiscuous women more harshly than British students did.
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In science:

RFID tags are designed to respond promiscuously to any query from a compatible reader.
We Can Remember It for You Wholesale: Implications of Data Remanence on the Use of RAM for True Random Number Generation on RFID Tags (RFIDSec 2009)
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