Definition of heterosexual in English:
1(Of a person) sexually attracted to people of the opposite sex.
- The Globe company needs to experiment with casting actors who are androgynous enough to be sexually alluring to heterosexual men.
- A new study finds that lesbians earn more than straight women while heterosexual men earn more than their gay counterparts.
- As a result, I am more in touch with my own sexuality than most heterosexual people could even come close to achieving.
1.1Involving or characterized by sexual attraction between people of the opposite sex: heterosexual relationships
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- Issues surrounding trust and commitment may interfere with condom use in some heterosexual relationships.
- There is ample evidence to show that sexual aggression is a serious problem in heterosexual relationships.
- Those who reported heterosexual sexual relationships were also likely to report heterosexual romantic relationships.
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A heterosexual person.
- These correlations suggest a variety of influences on heterosexuals ' attitudes.
- Talking about homosexuality is easier for heterosexuals than talking about adultery or divorce.
- That lesson is now spreading across the country, as more and more heterosexuals stand up for gay marriage.
- Example sentences
- In particular, people who are at least in some measure attracted to both sexes may be seen as having a bisexual sexual orientation, but they may choose to behave heterosexually, homosexually, or bisexually.
- In 2000, among young women aged 13 to 24 years, 45% of all AIDS cases reported were acquired heterosexually and 11% were acquired through injection drug use.
- The majority of the sample were heterosexually active at the time of the study, and were involved in monogamous sexual relationships with an average duration of 2.45 years.
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