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erotic

Line breaks: erot¦ic
Pronunciation: /ɪˈrɒtɪk
 
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Definition of erotic in English:

adjective

Relating to or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement: her book of erotic fantasies
More example sentences
  • To pluck food from a nude woman at a party is certainly sensual and quite likely erotic, but sexual?
  • But to see these images as either overtly sexual or even primarily erotic would be a big mistake.
  • Are you ready to take a look at the effects of the sexual revolution on erotic cinema?
Synonyms
sexually arousing, sexually exciting, sexually stimulating;
titillating, salacious, prurient, lubricious, suggestive;
sexual, sexy, sensual, carnal, venereal, amatory;
seductive, alluring, tantalizing, desirable, aphrodisiac;
racy, risqué, ribald, naughty, bawdy, earthy, spicy, Rabelaisian;
erogenous, erotogenic
euphemistic adult
formal concupiscent
rare venereous, anacreontic

Origin

mid 17th century: from French érotique, from Greek erōtikos, from erōs, erōt- 'sexual love'.

Derivatives

erotically

1
adverb
Example sentences
  • Included in the draft legislation is a 10-year jail sentence and fines of more than $40,000 for ‘locking lips’ in public or dancing erotically.
  • A little-known Federal law allows individuals to send a Prohibitory Order against companies that are sending unsolicited sexually provocative or erotically arousing mail.
  • It's depicting it very erotically, very excitedly.

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