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Synonyms of sexy in English:


  • 1 he's so sexy
    sexually attractive, seductive, desirable, alluring, toothsome, sensual, sultry, slinky, provocative, tempting, tantalizing;
    nubile, voluptuous, luscious, lush, hot, beddable, foxy, cute
    informal bootylicious
  • 2 sexy videos
    erotic, sexually explicit, arousing, exciting, stimulating, hot, titillating, racy, naughty, risqué, adult, X-rated;
    informal raunchy, steamy, porno, blue, skin, XXX
  • 3 they weren't feeling sexy
    (sexually) aroused, sexually excited, amorous, lustful, passionate
    informal horny, hot, turned on, sexed up
  • 4 informal a sexy sales promotion
    exciting, stimulating, interesting, appealing, intriguing, slick, red-hot
  • Reflections


    It's gratifying to be described as intelligent, witty, or well dressed, but the best possible compliment is to be called sexy. If you're sexy, you've got it all. However, be careful when using this revealing adjective: It allows others a peek into your unclothed psyche. Sexiness, after all, takes myriad forms—from a Victoria's Secret model wearing nothing but a come-hither smile and a few wisps of silk to the sullen James Dean wannabe in faded denim and snugly muscled T-shirt. Out in the world, power, money, and high social position are all sexy, but in the dark, so are submission, surrender, and obedience. The word works so powerfully because it shuttles constantly between the public and the private. What we label as sexy may be conventional and obvious, or it may hint at our own inner life, our unspoken, perhaps unspeakable desires.
    Michael Dirda
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