Definition of sexy in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsɛksi/

adjective (sexier, sexiest)

1Sexually attractive or exciting: sexy French underwear
More example sentences
  • It's not that I don't find the new generation of female actresses attractive and sexy.
  • These t - shirts, with their wry references to power tools, are at once sexy, attractive and cool.
  • He liked her when she was angry; she was attractive and sexy as hell.
sexually attractive, seductive, desirable, alluring, inviting, sensual, sultry, slinky, provocative, tempting, tantalizing;
nubile, voluptuous, shapely, luscious, lush;
flirtatious, coquettish
informal hot, fanciable, beddable, come-hither, come-to-bed
British informal fit
North American informal foxy, cute, bootylicious
Australian informal spunky
vulgar slang fuck-me
erotic, arousing, exciting, stimulating, hot;
sexually explicit, titillating, suggestive, racy, risqué, provocative, spicy, juicy, adult, X-rated;
rude, coarse, smutty, pornographic, vulgar, crude, lewd, lubricious
informal raunchy, steamy, naughty, horny, porno, blue, skin
British informal saucy, fruity
North American informal gamy
1.1Sexually aroused: neither of them was feeling sexy
aroused, sexually excited, amorous, lustful, passionate
informal horny, hot, turned on, sexed up
British informal randy
North American informal squirrelly
rare concupiscent
2 informal Very exciting or appealing: business magazines might not seem like the sexiest career choice
More example sentences
  • The interesting thing is that sexy wines tend to come from certain grape varieties and wine growing areas.
  • Milgram was a whiz at devising sexy experiments, but barely interested in any theoretical basis for them.
exciting, stimulating, interesting, appealing, intriguing;
informal trendy



Pronunciation: /ˈsɛksɪli/
Example sentences
  • He moved to Southern California in the early 70s to pursue his singing career, but he ended up getting sexily sidetracked.
  • ‘I just asked you if you wanted to go make out,’ Elena repeated, smiling sexily.
  • There is a sexy haze in his room, and he sexily never has to work.

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