Definition of bisexual in English:

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Pronunciation: /bʌɪˈsɛkʃʊəl/


1Sexually attracted to both men and women.
Example sentences
  • In the decades of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual activism, minority sexualities have gained increasing understanding and visibility.
  • In all, this study adds to the small literature on what lesbian and bisexual women find attractive in body shape.
  • Respondents reported their sexual identity as gay, bisexual, or heterosexual.
informal AC/DC, bi, swinging both ways, ambidextrous, ambisexual
North American informal switch-hitting
2 Biology Having characteristics of both sexes.
Example sentences
  • The cone exhibits at least a partially bisexual character that appears to have pollen sacs with monosulcate ribbed pollen grains and sessile, asymmetric, and radiospermic ovules.
  • Previous studies based on a qualitative analysis have shown a high degree of variability in the mode of expression of carpel/stamen in homeotic bisexual flowers.
  • Flowers are bisexual, protogynous and pollinated by insects.
hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic;
monoclinous, gynandrous, gynandromorphic


A person who is sexually attracted to both men and women.
Example sentences
  • Lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals represent a sexual minority, and like other minorities, they often face experiences of discrimination.
  • The choice can be even more complicated for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people.
  • Myths and stereotypes about bisexuals abound.

Words that rhyme with bisexual

asexual, heterosexual, homosexual, psychosexual, sexual, transsexual, unisexual

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