"promiscuity" meaning in All languages combined

Noun [English]

Forms: promiscuities [plural]
  1. The state or quality of being promiscuous.
  2. Indiscriminateness in the choice of sexual partners.
  3. State of being mixed, composed of diverse elements, unsystematic; heterogeneity. Tags: dated, literary

Inflected forms

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          "ref": "1963 Albert Ellis, The Intelligent Woman's Guide to Manhunting-p.129",
          "text": "Experimental variety or what Rey Anthony has called selective promiscuity - is the cornerstone of sane sexual choice."
        },
        {
          "ref": "1975 March 17, Marian Christy, Suzy Chaffee, A Liberated Beauty, The Lebanon Daily News",
          "text": "I'm not advocating sexual promiscuity but I think it's possible for a woman to have many kinds of sexual relationships with many men and that shouldn't affect the status of the marriage"
        },
        {
          "ref": "1979, J.G. Ballard, The Unlimited Dream Company, chapter 24",
          "text": "Seeing these happy pairings, I thought of the cheerful promiscuity to come. I felt a growing sexual need, not only for the young women brushing against me in the crowded street..."
        },
        {
          "ref": "1998 May 14, James Dobson, Self-worth based on beauty can wither as women age, The Woodfield County Journal",
          "text": "As she becomes more conscious of her flirtatious power, she is sometimes urged toward promiscuity."
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          "ref": "1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 34",
          "text": "While I dressed—for Stroeve wished me to go at once with him to the hospital—he told me that he had arranged for his wife to have a private room, so that she might at least be spared the sordid promiscuity of a ward."
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      "code": "fi",
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      "word": "promiskuiteetti"
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      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
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      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "tags": [
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      "code": "el",
      "lang": "Greek",
      "roman": "synchrotismós",
      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "tags": [
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      ],
      "word": "συγχρωτισμός"
    },
    {
      "code": "hu",
      "lang": "Hungarian",
      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "word": "promiszkuitás"
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      "code": "mk",
      "lang": "Macedonian",
      "roman": "promiskuitet",
      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "промискуитет"
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    {
      "code": "ro",
      "lang": "Romanian",
      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "promiscuitate"
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    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "word": "promiskuita"
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      "code": "es",
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      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "tags": [
        "feminine"
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      "word": "promiscuidad"
    },
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      "code": "tl",
      "lang": "Tagalog",
      "sense": "state or quality of being promiscuous",
      "word": "kahandalapakan"
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