Posted by: retarigan | October 31, 2015

Word Dictionary [311015]


Word of the day: promiscuous
Definition: adj. of mixed and indiscriminate composition or kinds; indiscriminate.
Synonyms: easy, light, loose, sluttish, wanton,
Etymology: L promiscuus (as PRO-(1), miscere mix) (more…)

pronunciation: prəˈmɪskjuəs

from Oxford: promiscuous

adj.
1 a (of a person) having frequent and diverse sexual relationships, esp. transient ones.  b (of sexual relationships) of this kind.
2 of mixed and indiscriminate composition or kinds; indiscriminate (promiscuous hospitality).
3 colloq. carelessly irregular; casual.
Derivatives: promiscuity n.  promiscuously adv.  promiscuousness n.
Etymology: L promiscuus (as PRO-(1), miscere mix)

from Wordnet: promiscuous

adj 1: not selective of a single class or person; “Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money”
    2: casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior; “her easy virtue”; “he was told to avoid loose (or light) women”; “wanton behavior” [syn: easy, light, loose, sluttish, wanton]

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