Definition of Promiscuous

1. Adjective. Not selective of a single class or person. "Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money"

Similar to: Indiscriminate

2. Adjective. Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior. "Wanton behavior"

Definition of Promiscuous

1. a. Consisting of individuals united in a body or mass without order; mingled; confused; undistinguished; as, a promiscuous crowd or mass.

Definition of Promiscuous

1. Adjective. Made up of various disparate elements mixed together; of disorderly composition. ¹

2. Adjective. Made without careful choice; indiscriminate. ¹

3. Adjective. Indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners. ¹

4. Adjective. (networking) The mode in which a NIC gathers all network traffic instead of getting only the traffic intended for it. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Promiscuous

1. [adj]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Promiscuous

promgoer
promgoers
promil
promine
prominence
prominences
prominencies
prominency
prominent
prominently
promines
prominin
promis'd
promiscuities
promiscuity
promiscuously
promiscuousness
promise
promised
promised one
promisee
promisees
promiseless
promiser
promisers
promises
promisest
promiseth
promising

Literary usage of Promiscuous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Handbook of Husband and Wife According to the Law of Scotland by Frederick Parker Walton (1893)
"It is admitted that the wife's clothes are adapted for her own, and not for promiscuous use. It seems naturally to follow that she must have some place to ..."

2. English Synonyms Explained, in Alphabetical Order: With Copious by George Crabb (1818)
"promiscuous, in Latin pro- INDISCRIMINATE, from the Latin in privative and discrimen a difference, signifies without any difference. ..."

3. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"Whose leaders parted them to either side In rank and rank, with ease, as goat-herds part Their goats, late grazing in promiscuous herd. ..."

4. The Primitive Family in Its Origin and Development by Carl Nicolai Starcke (1889)
"... of women and polyandry—Stages of polyandry—Transition to male line—Child murder without significance—promiscuous intercourse and polyandry —Polyandry of ..."

5. The Primitive Family in Its Origin and Development by Carl Nicolai Starcke (1889)
"... and polyandry—Scarcity of women and polyandry—Stages of polyandry—Transition to male line—Child murder -without significance—promiscuous intercourse and ..."

6. Christian Missions and Social Progress: A Sociological Study of Foreign Missions by James Shepard Dennis (1897)
"promiscuous bathing, as in Japan, with all due allowance for what may be said in ... promiscuous bathing. 1 Robley, " Moko; or, Maori Tattooing"; Vincent, ..."

7. A Treatise of Universal Jurisprudence by John Penford Thomas (1829)
"perpetual fidelity, is contrary to the law of nature, which abhors promiscuous connexions of the sexes. The pretence that all the purposes of marriage are ..."

8. English Exercises, Adapted to Murray's English Grammar: Consisting of by Lindley Murray (1814)
"promiscuous examples of defective punctuation. SECT. 1. ... species of religion if we can t>ive it that Name v hich is placed \\ holly in Specu- promiscuous ..."

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