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Related to homoeroticism: heterosexism, Homosocial, swooping, Heterocentrism


 (hō′mō-ĭ-rŏt′ĭ-sĭz′əm) also ho·mo·er·o·tism (-ĕr′ə-tĭz′əm)
The quality of being homoerotic or being represented as homoerotic.


(ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzəm) or


(Psychology) eroticism centred on or aroused by persons of one's own sex


(ˌhoʊ moʊ ɪˈrɒt əˌsɪz əm)

also ho•mo•er•o•tism

(-ˈɛr əˌtɪz əm)

a tendency to be sexually aroused by a member of the same sex.
ho`mo•e•rot′ic (-ɪk) adj.

homoeroticism, homoerotism

1. the tendency to obtain sexual gratification from a member of the same sex.
2. homosexual activity. — homoerotic, adj.
See also: Homosexuality
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homoeroticism - a sexual attraction to (or sexual relations with) persons of the same sex
sex, sex activity, sexual activity, sexual practice - activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"
sexual inversion, inversion - a term formerly used to mean taking on the gender role of the opposite sex
lesbianism, sapphism - female homosexuality
paederasty, pederasty - sexual relations between a man and a boy (usually anal intercourse with the boy as a passive partner)


[ˌhəʊməʊɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm] nhomoérotisme m
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