Definition of bisexual in English:

bisexual

Line breaks: bi|sex¦ual
Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈsɛksjʊəl
 
, -ʃʊəl/

adjective

  • 1Sexually attracted to both men and women.
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    • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is for the first time recommending that all sexually active gay and bisexual men be tested at least once a year for HIV.
    • Such men maintain that they are not gay or even bisexual, just sexually progressive.
    • Clinicians also see a number of male-to-female transsexuals who are genuinely bisexual and attracted to both men and women.
    Synonyms
    informal AC/DC, bi, swinging both ways, ambidextrous, ambisexual
    North American informal switch-hitting

noun

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  • A person who is sexually attracted to both men and women.
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    • Lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals represent a sexual minority, and like other minorities, they often face experiences of discrimination.
    • Despite the supposedly greater overlap with heterosexuality, bisexuals have been rated less acceptable than lesbians and gay men.
    • These are strange and exciting time for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgenders and those who love and revile them.

Derivatives

bisexuality

Pronunciation: /-ˈalɪti/
noun
More example sentences
  • Is it any wonder that gayness, lesbianism, bisexuality, or transgenderism is so threatening to straight people?
  • In addition, research is needed to describe in qualitative terms how heterosexuals understand bisexuality.
  • In 1992 researchers reported evidence of genetic determinants of lesbianism and bisexuality.

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