- IPA: /pɹəˈmɪskjuːəs/
- Made up of various disparate elements mix#Verb|mixed together; of disorderly composition.
- Synonyms: motley
- 1667, John Milton, Paradise Lost, Book 1, ll. 379-80
- Came singly where he stood on the bare strand, / While the promiscuous croud stood yet aloof.
- 1871, George Eliot [pseudonym; Mary Ann Evans], chapter I, in Middlemarch: A Study of Provincial Life, volume I, Edinburgh; London: William Blackwood and Sons, OCLC 948783829 ↗, book I (Miss Brooke), page 4 ↗:
- [T]hey had both been educated [...] on plans at once narrow and promiscuous, first in an English family and afterwards in a Swiss family at Lausanne, their bachelor uncle and guardian trying in this way to remedy the disadvantages of their orphaned condition.
- Made without careful choice; indiscriminate.
- (pejorative) Indiscriminate in choice of sexual partners, or having many sexual partners.
- (networking) The mode in which an NIC gather#Verb|gathers all network traffic#Noun|traffic instead of getting only the traffic intended for it.
- German: freizügig, sexuell freizügig, promiskuitiv (technical)
- Portuguese: promíscuo
- Russian: неразбо́рчивый
- Spanish: promiscuo