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varietist Line breaks: var¦iet|ist
Pronunciation: /vəˈrʌɪətɪst/

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Definition of varietist in English:


A person who enjoys sexual variety.
Example sentences
  • The troubling prevalence of cheating, well-documented in study after study, is in fact primarily a problem with monogamy itself; there is much less room in the varietist worldview for convenient or callous dishonesty.
  • Some sexual varietists…believe that they need plural sex-love affairs.
  • ‘Free love’ never meant libertinism…but quite simply that there should be no coercion in sexual relationships. There were ‘exclusivists’ and ‘varietists’.

Words that rhyme with varietist

pietist, quietist

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