Definition of homosexual in English:


Line breaks: homo|sex¦ual
Pronunciation: /ˌhɒmə(ʊ)ˈsɛkʃʊəl
, ˌhəʊm-/


  • 1Sexually attracted to people of one’s own sex.
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    • After the Righter trial, the way was open for bishops to ordain sexually active homosexual persons if they so chose.
    • Baker became the first jazz musician to attract a strong homosexual following.
    • According to the police, he posted the photos in an effort to attract homosexual admirers.
  • 1.1Involving or characterized by sexual attraction between people of the same sex: homosexual desire
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    • As the most honest revisionists admit, the Bible has nothing good to say about homosexual sexual acts.
    • Britain had decriminalized homosexual acts in private between consenting adults in the Sexual Offenses Act 1967.
    • Sexual temptation, including homosexual temptation, is not sinful.


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Pronunciation: /-ˈalɪti/
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  • Some even try to hide their homosexuality by badmouthing gays and lesbians generally.
  • For many countries in the Middle East, homosexuality is regarded as an extreme sin.
  • This is why we have not had endless referendums on capital punishment, abortion and homosexuality.


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  • As I may be heterosexually hard-wired, you may be hard-wired homosexually.
  • Of these, only 5% reported being homosexually active in the past year.
  • In a sample of 930 homosexually active men, Hickson et al. reported that 27.6% had been subjected to unwanted sexual contact at some point in their lives.


late 19th century: from homo- 'same' + sexual.

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