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Promiscuous


PROMIS'CUOUS, adjective [Latin promiscuus; pro and misceo, to mix.]

1. Mingled; consisting of individuals united in a body or mass without order; confused; undistinguished; as a promiscuous crowd or mass.

A wild where weeds and flow'rs promiscuous shoot.

2. Common; indiscriminate; not restricted to an individual; as promiscuous love or intercourse.