"promiscuous" meaning in All languages combined

Adjective [English]

Forms: more promiscuous [comparative], most promiscuous [superlative] IPA: /pɹəˈmɪskjuːəs/ Audio: en-au-promiscuous.ogg [Australia]
  1. Made up of various disparate elements mixed together; of disorderly composition.
    Synonyms: motley
  2. Made without careful choice; indiscriminate.
  3. Indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners, or having many sexual partners. Tags: derogatory
  4. The mode in which an NIC gathers all network traffic instead of getting only the traffic intended for it. Categories (topical): Networking

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      "word": "promiscuo"
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      "word": "bunt gemischt"
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      "word": "variat"
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    {
      "code": "oc",
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      "word": "mesclat"
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      "code": "ru",
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      "sense": "made up of various disparate elements mixed together",
      "word": "разношёрстный"
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      "sense": "made up of various disparate elements mixed together",
      "word": "разноро́дный"
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      "word": "promiskuitný"
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      "word": "promiscuo"
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      "sense": "made up of various disparate elements mixed together",
      "word": "gelişigüzel"
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    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "made up of various disparate elements mixed together",
      "word": "karışık"
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      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "made up of various disparate elements mixed together",
      "word": "rastgele"
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      "code": "bg",
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      "roman": "bezrazboren",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "безразборен"
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      "code": "ca",
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      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "promiscu"
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    {
      "code": "da",
      "lang": "Danish",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "promiskuøs"
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      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "umpimähkäinen"
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    {
      "code": "fi",
      "lang": "Finnish",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "summittainen"
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    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "wahllos"
    },
    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "willkürlich"
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    {
      "code": "de",
      "lang": "German",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "unüberlegt"
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      "code": "la",
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      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "promiscuus"
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      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "неразбо́рчивый"
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      "code": "sk",
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      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "promiskuitný"
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      "code": "es",
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      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
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      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "made without careful choice; indiscriminate",
      "word": "keyfî"
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      "word": "разпуснат"
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      "code": "yue",
      "lang": "Chinese",
      "roman": "laam⁵ gaau¹ ge³",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "tags": [
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      "word": "濫交嘅"
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      "code": "da",
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      "word": "promiskuøs"
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      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "promiscue"
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      "code": "fi",
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      "note": "of a woman",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "kevytkenkäinen"
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      "lang": "Galician",
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      "word": "freizügig"
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      "word": "lauslátur"
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      "word": "ilchaidreamhach"
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      "word": "rih"
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      "word": "tarau makere"
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      "word": "ure paratī"
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      "code": "mi",
      "lang": "Maori",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "tīweka"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "rozwiązły"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "rozpustny"
    },
    {
      "code": "pt",
      "lang": "Portuguese",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "promíscuo"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "nerazbórčivyj",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "неразбо́рчивый"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "raspútnyj",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "распу́тный"
    },
    {
      "code": "ru",
      "lang": "Russian",
      "roman": "raspúščennyj",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "распу́щенный"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "promiskuitný"
    },
    {
      "code": "es",
      "lang": "Spanish",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "promiscuo"
    },
    {
      "code": "sv",
      "lang": "Swedish",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "promiskuös"
    },
    {
      "code": "tl",
      "lang": "Tagalog",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "handalapak"
    },
    {
      "code": "th",
      "lang": "Thai",
      "roman": "râan",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "ร่าน"
    },
    {
      "code": "tr",
      "lang": "Turkish",
      "sense": "indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners",
      "word": "herkesle yatan"
    },
    {
      "code": "oc",
      "lang": "Occitan",
      "sense": "being in a mode in which a NIC gathers all network traffic",
      "word": "mesclat"
    },
    {
      "code": "pl",
      "lang": "Polish",
      "sense": "being in a mode in which a NIC gathers all network traffic",
      "word": "nasłuchujący"
    },
    {
      "code": "sk",
      "lang": "Slovak",
      "sense": "being in a mode in which a NIC gathers all network traffic",
      "word": "promiskuitný"
    }
  ],
  "word": "promiscuous"
}

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