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promiscuity Line breaks: prom¦is|cu¦ity
Pronunciation: /prɒmɪˈskjuːɪti/

Definition of promiscuity in English:


[mass noun]
The fact or state of being promiscuous; immorality: some fear this will lead to greater sexual promiscuity amongst teens
More example sentences
  • On the surface, it is a celebration of promiscuity and debauchery.
  • They don't even complain about the lewdness and promiscuity being displayed on the so-called soap operas.
  • The red flags that experts say people should watch for manifest themselves in ways other than sexual promiscuity.
licentiousness, lack of sexual discrimination, promiscuousness, immorality, wantonness, debauchery, dissoluteness, dissipation, libertinism, profligacy, incontinence
informal sleeping around
dated looseness

Words that rhyme with promiscuity

acuity, ambiguity, annuity, assiduity, congruity, contiguity, continuity, exiguity, fatuity, fortuity, gratuity, ingenuity, perpetuity, perspicuity, suety, superfluity, tenuity, vacuity

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Pronunciation: ɪˈnɒkjʊəs
not harmful or offensive