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transsexual Syllabification: trans·sex·u·al
Pronunciation: /tran(t)(s)ˈsekSH(o͞o)əl/

Definition of transsexual in English:


1A person who emotionally and psychologically feels that they belong to the opposite sex.
Example sentences
  • So transsexuals, although born into one gender, will identify emotionally and psychologically with the other.
  • She asserts that transgender nondiscrimination laws being passed throughout the country cover only transsexuals and not other transgender or gender-nonconforming people.
  • At the same time, the experiences of transgenders and transsexuals can offer much to the debates over utilizing, reforming, or doing away with sexual orientation categories.
1.1A person who has undergone treatment in order to acquire the physical characteristics of the opposite sex.


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Of or relating to transsexuals.
Example sentences
  • The relationship between mental health professionals and their transgender / transsexual clients has a long and complicated history - one that has been often characterized in negative terms.
  • I knew I couldn't possibly do justice to the subject from a transgendered or transsexual perspective.
  • This bill is obviously a clear example of an expression of malice and prejudice against gay, lesbian, transgender, and transsexual people.


Pronunciation: /tran(t)(s)ˈsekSH(o͞o)əˌlizəm/
Example sentences
  • There is a stigma that transsexualism is a lifestyle choice.
  • So much has changed in the treatment of transsexualism.
  • I am also taking pains to distinguish crossdressing from transsexualism.
Pronunciation: /-ˌsekSHo͞oˈalitē/
Example sentences
  • My feminism includes heterosexuality - as well as homosexuality, bisexuality, and transsexuality / transgenderism.
  • We want to demystify transsexuality and discuss people's experiences, from workplace issues and beyond.
  • Conundrum is an account of her transsexuality, her happy marriage as a man, and her journey towards and after the surgery that enabled her to become a woman.

Words that rhyme with transsexual

asexual, bisexual, heterosexual, homosexual, psychosexual, sexual, unisexual
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