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Definition indiscriminate (non-selective) — especially having many sexual partners
  • She has a reputation as a promiscuous party girl.
promiscuous = indiscriminate (non-selective) — especially having many sexual partners
  • He acquired genital herpes during a period of promiscuity in his youth.
  • She was criticized for her promiscuous solicitation of campaign money.
  • From the fourth the bones had been thrown down, and lay promiscuously upon the earth, forming at one point a mound of some size.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Cask of Amontillado
  • promiscuously = indiscriminately (non-selectively)
  • Your mother was, shall we say .... known for her promiscuity.
    Marissa Meyer  --  Cinder
  • "You say 'uncontrolled promiscuity.'
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest
  • It drove her to a promiscuous love life, where men used her instead of loving her.
    Rick Bragg  --  All Over but the Shoutin'
  • Trojans and Latians vie with like desires To make the field of battle shine with fires, And the promiscuous blaze to heav'n aspires.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • But the rock on which these easy explanations founder, is that she was not promiscuous.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • The second you placed an item in the file, a fuzzy photograph, an unfounded rumor, it became promiscuously true.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Thank God, it was high time that I stopped condescending to promiscuous intercourse with such infamy, such dung.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • Hasn't it ever occurred to you that in your promiscuous pursuit of women you are merely trying to assuage your subconscious fears of sexual impotence?
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • One cannot be too careful in a garrison town, as soldiers and sailors are promiscuous in their habits.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Alias Grace
  • Men running promiscuously and in columns to the lines.
    David G. McCullough  --  1776
  • Those who speak of love most promiscuously are the ones who've never felt it.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • His promiscuity seemed inconceivable, but it also meant that he had seen and done it all.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • I was stunned by my own promiscuity, and its recklessness.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • Every thing had been heaped in promiscuously.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • Lawrence didn't approve of strong language in private life and was almost prudish in some ways on the subject of promiscuity.
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • The intention is to reduce girls' sexual desire, curb promiscuity, and ensure that daughters will be marriageable.
    Nicholas D. Kristof  --  Half the Sky

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