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From French promiscuité


promiscuity ‎(plural promiscuities)

  1. The state or quality of being promiscuous.
    1. Indiscriminateness in the choice of sexual partners.
    2. (dated, literary) State of being mixed, composed of diverse elements, unsystematic; heterogeneity.
      • 1919, W. Somerset Maugham, The Moon and Sixpence, chapter 34
        While I dressed—for Stroeve wished me to go at once with him to the hospital—he told me that he had arranged for his wife to have a private room, so that she might at least be spared the sordid promiscuity of a ward.