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ho·mo·sex·u·al

 (hō′mə-sĕk′sho͞o-əl, -mō-)
adj.
Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to persons of the same sex.
n.
A homosexual person; a gay man or a lesbian.

homosexual

(ˌhəʊməʊˈsɛksjʊəl; ˌhɒm-)
n
(Psychology) a person who is sexually attracted to members of the same sex
adj
1. (Psychology) of or relating to homosexuals or homosexuality
2. (Biology) of or relating to the same sex

ho•mo•sex•u•al

(ˌhoʊ məˈsɛk ʃu əl)

adj.
1. attracted sexually to members of one's own sex.
2. of or pertaining to homosexuality.
n.
3. a homosexual person.
[1890–95]
usage: See gay.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.homosexual - someone who practices homosexualityhomosexual - someone who practices homosexuality; having a sexual attraction to persons of the same sex
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
gay man, shirtlifter - a homosexual man
gay woman, lesbian, tribade - a female homosexual
Adj.1.homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex
bisexual - sexually attracted to both sexes
heterosexual - sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex

homosexual

adjective
1. gay, lesbian, queer (informal, derogatory), camp (informal), pink (informal), bent (offensive slang), same-sex, homoerotic, sapphic, dykey (derogatory slang), moffie (S. African slang) a homosexual relationship
noun
1. gay, lesbian, queer (informal, derogatory), batty boy (slang), shirt-lifter (derogatory slang), moffie (S. African slang)
Related words
fear homophobia
Quotations
"I am the Love that dare not speak its name" [Lord Alfred Douglas Two Loves]
"In homosexual sex you know exactly what the other person is feeling" [William Burroughs]
"These names: gay, queer, homosexual, are limiting. I would love to finish with them" [Derek Jarman At Your Own Risk]

homosexual

adjective
Of, relating to, or having a sexual orientation to members of one's own sex:
Translations
لوطيلوّاط
хомосексуален
homosexuálhomosexuální
homoseksuel
samseksema
homohomoseksuaalihomoseksuaalinenhomoseksualisti
homoszexuális
homosex
samkynhneigîur
homosexualis
homoseksualinishomoseksualizmas
homoseksuālistshomoseksuāls
homoseksualechomoseksualen
homohomosexuell

homosexual

[ˈhɒməʊˈseksjʊəl]
A. ADJhomosexual
B. Nhomosexual mf

homosexual

[ˌhɒməʊˈsɛkʃuəl ˌhəʊməʊˈsɛkʃuəl]
adjhomosexuel(le)
nhomosexuel(le) m/f

homosexual

adjhomosexuell
nHomosexuelle(r) mf

homosexual

[ˈhɒməʊˈsɛksjʊəl] adj & nomosessuale (m/f)

homosexual

(homəˈsekʃuəl) , (houmo-) adjective, noun
1. (a person, especially a man, who is) sexually attracted to people of the same sex.
2. adjective of or concerning a homosexual or homosexuals. a homosexual relationship.
ˈhomoˌsexuˈality (-ˈӕ-) noun

ho·mo·sex·u·al

n. homosexual, invertido-a, atracción sexual por las personas del mismo sexo.

homosexual

adj & n homosexual mf, gay mf, (female) lesbiana
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Where are the protests from heterosexual couples and conservative groups that proclaim homosexual relationships to be both immoral and illegal?
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