Thesaurus talk:promiscuous man

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Presumably "john fowlds" is not the only synonym (or indeed, a synonym at all) for a promiscuous man. What should be done here? I'm new.-- 04:17, 15 January 2006 (UTC)


It looks like the last two edits before it was semi-protected were vandalism. Can someone revert it? 23:11, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Done. Robert Ullmann 23:15, 18 December 2006 (UTC)

Lots of undefined (and unrelated Terms)[edit]

Skeezy, for example, is not actually a word for a promiscuous man. Its just a synonym for sleazy and was included, but the connotation for skeezy is different enough to make it unrelated. There are numerous other words like this included on the list, just to make it longer. 07:57, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

A related problem is that there are numerous words that aren't linked to definitions in wiktionary. If a word isn't important enough to have a definition, and use here wouldn't merit a definition, it shouldn't be listed. 07:57, 3 May 2009 (UTC)

How to understand it[edit]

@AdamBMorgan: there are several things that bother me with this entry. First, I don't know if it's to be taken in a neutral, positive or negative way. The definition given at promiscuous ("Indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners") point to a negative sense. But whether we want it or not, there are many people who think (consciously or unconsciously) that a man who sleeps with many women is a "successful" seducer (and I'd say that more men than women think like this). Conversely, a "promiscuous woman" tends to be universally regarded as a "slut". And what about homosexual men and women? A term like ladykiller cannot be applied to a homosexual man successful at picking up men. I think we should work with hyponyms and positive/pejorative connotations, even if there will be redundancies. --Barytonesis (talk) 13:40, 27 June 2017 (UTC)

@Barytonesis: I've started on the hyponyms to isolate heterosexual-coded terms and some labels to identify those terms I think are pejorative (or approbative, which is the best term I could find for words with positive connotations). Is this what you meant? Do you think sub-sections might be better than qualifiers? - AdamBMorgan (talk) 17:10, 27 June 2017 (UTC)
@AdamBMorgan: thanks, I like it better already, and "approbative" seems good. As for sub-sections vs. qualifiers, I don't feel strongly one way or the other right now. --Barytonesis (talk) 17:24, 27 June 2017 (UTC)