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psychosexual Syllabification: psy·cho·sex·u·al
Pronunciation: /ˌsīkōˈsekSH(o͞o)əl/

Definition of psychosexual in English:


Of or involving the psychological aspects of the sexual impulse.
Example sentences
  • Where Freud was wrong was in making psychosexual development so central that all other forms of social and emotional development were conceived as being derived from it.
  • The first group encompasses the psychosexual who suffers from a major mental illness and engages in inappropriate sexual behaviour occasionally.
  • The interviews included questions about psychosexual development, and some of the men mentioned early sexual experiences with adults, with various emotional reactions.



Example sentences
  • Dr. Money believed that infants were born psychosexually tabula rasa, their gender identity something they gained later from their parents and society.
  • "As a result, many dysfunctional and psychosexually immature men were admitted into seminaries and ordained in the priesthood."
  • Few teen males are close enough to their parents or to other male friends to be able to open up about what is happening to them psychosexually.

Words that rhyme with psychosexual

asexual, bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual, sexual, transsexual, unisexual

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