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Adjective promiscuous has 2 senses


promiscuousa. [L. promiscuus; pro before, in place of, for + miscere to mix. See Mix. ].
  •  Consisting of individuals united in a body or mass without order; mingled; confused; undistinguished; as, a promiscuous crowd or mass.  [1913 Webster]
    "A wild, where weeds and flowers promiscuous shoot."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Distributed or applied without order or discrimination; not restricted to an individual; common; indiscriminate; as, promiscuous love or intercourse.  [1913 Webster]


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.

promiscuity n. promiscuously adv. promiscuousness n.
L promiscuus (as PRO-(1), miscere mix)



Paphian, abandoned, aimless, amalgamated, ambiguous, ambivalent, amoral, amorphous, amphibious, assorted, blanket, blended, botched, bungling, capricious, careless, casual, causeless, chambering, chaotic, clumsy, combined, complex, composite, compound, compounded, confused, conglomerate, cursory, dappled, debauched, deficient, depraved, designless, desultory, disarticulated, discontinuous, dishonorable, disjunct, disordered, disorderly, disorganized, dispersed, disproportionate, disregardful, dissipated, dissolute, driftless, dysteleological, easy, eclectic, equivocal, erratic, faithless, fast, fifty-fifty, fitful, formless, frivolous, general, gratuitous, half-and-half, half-assed, haphazard, heedless, helter-skelter, heterogeneous, higgledy-piggledy, hit-and-miss, hit-or-miss, immethodical, immoderate, immoral, imprudent, inchoate, incoherent, indecent, indifferent, indiscreet, indiscriminate, indiscriminative, inexplicable, insensitive, intermingled, intermixed, intricate, ironic, irregular, irresponsible, jumbled, lax, libertine, licentious, light, loose, loose-moraled, many-sided, meaningless, medley, messy, mindless, mingled, miscellaneous, misshapen, mixed, motley, multifaceted, multifarious, multinational, multiracial, neglectful, negligent, nonjudgmental, nonsymmetrical, nonsystematic, nonuniform, of easy virtue, of loose morals, orderless, patchy, perfunctory, planless, pluralistic, profligate, purposeless, random, scrambled, senseless, shapeless, slack, slipshod, slipshoddy, sloppy, slovenly, sluttish, spasmodic, sporadic, stochastic, straggling, straggly, stray, syncretic, systemless, tactless, thoughtless, thrown together, unaccountable, unarranged, unbridled, uncaring, unchaste, unclassified, unconscientious, unconsidered, uncontrolled, uncritical, uncriticizing, uncurbed, undemanding, undifferentiating, undirected, undiscreet, undiscriminating, undiscriminative, unexacting, unfaithful, unfastidious, unfussy, ungoverned, ungraded, uninhibited, unjoined, unmethodical, unmeticulous, unmotivated, unordered, unorganized, unparticular, unplanned, unrestrained, unselective, unsorted, unsubtle, unsymmetrical, unsystematic, untactful, unthinking, untidy, ununiform, vague, varied, wandering, wanton, wayward, wholesale, whorish, wild




N chance, lot, fate, luck, good luck, mascot, speculation, venture, stake, game of chance, mere shot, random shot, blind bargain, leap in the dark, pig in a poke, fluke, potluck, faro bank, flyer, limit, uncertainty, uncertainty principle, Heisenberg's uncertainty principle, drawing lots, sortilegy, sortition, sortes, sortes Virgilianae, rouge et noir, hazard, ante, chuck-a-luck, crack-loo, craps, faro, roulette, pitch and toss, chuck, farthing, cup tossing, heads or tails cross and pile, poker-dice, wager, bet, betting, gambling, the turf, gaming house, gambling house, betting house, bucket shop, gambling joint, totalizator, totalizer, hell, betting ring, dice, dice box, gambler, gamester, man of the turf, adventurer, dicer, fortuitous, unintentional, unintended, accidental, not meant, undesigned, purposed, unpremeditated, unforeseen, uncontemplated, never thought of, random, indiscriminate, promiscuous, undirected, aimless, driftless, designless, purposeless, causeless, without purpose, possible, unforeseeable, unpredictable, chancy, risky, speculative, dicey, randomly, by chance, fortuitously, unpredictably, unforeseeably, casually, unintentionally, unwittingly, en passant, by the way, incidentally, as it may happen, at random, at a venture, at haphazard, acierta errando, dextro tempore, fearful concatenation of circumstances, fortuitous combination of circumstances, le jeu est le fils d'avarice et le pere du desespo, the happy combination of fortuitous circumstances, the fortuitous or casual concourse of atoms, God does not play dice with the universe, chance, indetermination, accident, fortune, hazard, hap, haphazard, chance medley, random, luck, raccroc, casualty, contingence, adventure, hit, fate, equal chance, lottery, tombola, toss up, turn of the table, turn of the cards, hazard of the die, chapter of accidents, fickle finger of fate, cast of the dice, throw of the dice, heads or tails, flip of a coin, wheel of Fortune, sortes, sortes Virgilianae, probability, possibility, odds, long odds, run of luck, accidentalness, main chance, odds on, favorable odds, contingency, dependence (uncertainty), situation (circumstance), statistics, theory of Probabilities, theory of Chances, bookmaking, assurance, speculation, gaming, casual, fortuitous, accidental, adventitious, causeless, incidental, contingent, uncaused, undetermined, indeterminate, random, statistical, possible, unintentional, by chance, accidentally, by accident, casually, perchance, for aught one knows, as good would have it, as bad would have it, as luck would have it, as ill-luck would have it, as chance would have it, as it may be, as it may chance, as it may turn up, as it may happen, as the case may be, grasps the skirts of happy chance, the accident of an accident, There but for the grace of God go I.


N mixture, admixture, commixture, commixtion, commixion, intermixture, alloyage, matrimony, junction, combination, miscegenation, impregnation, infusion, diffusion suffusion, transfusion, infiltration, seasoning, sprinkling, interlarding, interpolation, adulteration, sophistication, tinge, tincture, touch, dash, smack, sprinkling, spice, seasoning, infusion, soupcon, alloy, amalgam, brass, chowchow, pewter, magma, half-and-half, melange, tertium quid, miscellany, ambigu, medley, mess, hotchpot, pasticcio, patchwork, odds and ends, all sorts, jumble, salad, sauce, mash, omnium gatherum, gallimaufry, olla-podrida, olio, salmagundi, potpourri, Noah's ark, caldron texture, mingled yarn, mosaic, half-blood, half-caste, mulatto, terceron, quarteron, quinteron, quadroon, octoroon, griffo, zambo, cafuzo, Eurasian, fustee, fustie, griffe, ladino, marabou, mestee, mestizo, quintroon, sacatra zebrule, catalo, cross, hybrid, mongrel, mixed, implex, composite, half-and-half, linsey-woolsey, chowchow, hybrid, mongrel, heterogeneous, motley, miscellaneous, promiscuous, indiscriminate, miscible, among, amongst, amid, amidst, with, in the midst of, in the crowd.


N disorder, derangement, irregularity, anomaly, anarchy, anarchism, want of method, untidiness, disunion, discord, confusion, confusedness, mishmash, mix, disarray, jumble, huddle, litter, lumber, cahotage, farrago, mess, mash, muddle, muss, hash, hodgepodge, hotch-potch, hotch-pot, imbroglio, chaos, omnium gatherum, medley, mere mixture, fortuitous concourse of atoms, disjecta membra, rudis indigestaque moles, complexity, turmoil, ferment, to-do, trouble, pudder, pother, row, rumble, disturbance, hubbub, convulsion, tumult, uproar, revolution, riot, rumpus, stour, scramble, brawl, fracas, rhubarb, fight, free-for-all, row, ruction, rumpus, embroilment, melee, spill and pelt, rough and tumble, whirlwind, bear garden, Babel, Saturnalia, donnybrook, Donnybrook Fair, confusion worse confounded, most admired disorder, concordia discors, Bedlam, all hell broke loose, bull in a china shop, all the fat in the fire, diable a' quatre, Devil to pay, pretty kettle of fish, pretty piece of work, pretty piece of business, disorderly person, disorderly persons offence, misdemeanor, slattern, slut (libertine), disorderly, orderless, out of order, out of place, out of gear, irregular, desultory, anomalous, acephalous, deranged, aimless, disorganized, straggling, unmethodical, immethodical, unsymmetric, unsystematic, untidy, slovenly, dislocated, out of sorts, promiscuous, indiscriminate, chaotic, anarchical, unarranged &c (arrange), confused, deranged, topsy-turvy, shapeless, disjointed, out of joint, troublous, riotous, complex, irregularly, by fits, by fits and snatches, by fits and starts, pellmell, higgledy-piggledy, helter-skelter, harum-scarum, in a ferment, at sixes and sevens, at cross-purposes, upside down, the cart before the horse, hysteron proteron, chaos is come again, the wreck of matter and the crush of worlds.


N indiscrimination, indistinguishability, indistinctness, indistinction, uncertainty, incomparability, indiscriminate, undistinguished, indistinguishable, undistinguishable, unmeasured, promiscuous, undiscriminating, valeat quantum valere potest.

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