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División en sílabas: sex·u·al
Pronunciación: /ˈsekSH(əw)əl

Definición de sexual en inglés:


1Relating to the instincts, physiological processes, and activities connected with physical attraction or intimate physical contact between individuals: she had felt the thrill of a sexual attraction
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This was physical attraction, sexual temptation, nothing more.
  • Automobiles, contact sports, uncontrolled sexual activity - all ripe for criminalizing.
  • Integral to Wagnerian ideology is a belief that all sense of individual identity vanishes during sexual activity.
carnal, erotic
formal venereal
technical coital
2Of or relating to the two sexes or to gender: sensitivity about sexual stereotypes
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • This cultural code expresses contempt for the body; devalues race, gender and sexual difference; and is fixated on ownership and control.
  • The award-winning British play promises a salacious good time with its decidedly postmodern take on gender and sexual power relationships in the middle ages.
  • It is often based on systematic observation, and can serve as a genuinely useful tool for expanding our concepts of sexual and gender possibilities.
2.1Of or characteristic of one sex or the other: the hormones which control the secondary sexual characteristics
Más ejemplos en oraciones
  • To recognize these differences should however not lead to an essentialism grounded in sexual or cultural characteristics.
  • Whether Basil was really male or female was quite impossible to tell; a fox hides its sexual characteristics very effectively between its legs.
  • Laelae and their equivalent elsewhere in the Pacific clearly point to a dislocation between sexual anatomy and gender identity.


mid 17th century: from late Latin sexualis, from Latin sexus 'sex'.



Example sentences
  • The counsellor warned those present that some sexually transmitted diseases last a lifetime.
  • A few years back, I heard of some dorks trying to sell coffee using some sexually graphic imagery.
  • As with all of her photos, they depict happy, sexually confident women who want to express another side to themselves.

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