eroticism


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Related to eroticism: erotism, erratic, exoticism

e·rot·i·cism

 (ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
The quality of being erotic or being represented as erotic.

e·rot′i·cist n.

eroticism

(ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) or

erotism

n
1. erotic quality or nature
2. the use of sexually arousing or pleasing symbolism in literature or art
3. sexual excitement or desire
4. a tendency to exalt sex
5. psychol an overt display of sexual behaviour

e•rot•i•cism

(ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm)

also er•o•tism

(ˈɛr əˌtɪz əm)

n.
1. sexual or erotic quality or character.
2. the use of erotic symbolism, themes, etc., as in art or literature.
3. the condition of being sexually aroused.
4. sexual drive or tendency.
[1880–85]
e•rot′i•cist, n.

eroticism

1. the erotic or sexual quality of something.
2. the use of sexually arousing or stimulating materials in literature, drama, art, etc.
3. the condition of being sexually stimulated.
4. a sexual drive or tendency.
5. an abnormally persistent sexual drive. Also erotism.
See also: Sex
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.eroticism - a state of anticipation of sexuality
sexual arousal - the arousal of sexual desires in preparation for sexual behavior
2.eroticism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desireeroticism - the arousal of feelings of sexual desire
concupiscence, physical attraction, sexual desire, eros - a desire for sexual intimacy
carnality, lasciviousness, lubricity, prurience, pruriency - feeling morbid sexual desire or a propensity to lewdness

eroticism

noun
Translations

eroticism

[ɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm] Nerotismo m

eroticism

[ɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm] nérotisme m

eroticism

nErotik f

eroticism

[ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzm] nerotismo
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