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PROMISCUOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does promiscuous mean? 

PROMISCUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective PROMISCUOUS has 2 senses:

1. not selective of a single class or person
2. casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

  Familiarity information: PROMISCUOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


PROMISCUOUS (adjective)


Sense 1promiscuous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not selective of a single class or person

Context example:

Clinton was criticized for his promiscuous solicitation of campaign money

Similar:

indiscriminate (not marked by fine distinctions)


Sense 2promiscuous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior

Synonyms:

promiscuous; sluttish; wanton; easy; loose; light

Context examples:

her easy virtue / he was told to avoid loose (or light) women / wanton behavior

Similar:

unchaste (not chaste)


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