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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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It says that homosexuals "find themselves in a situation that gravely hinders them from relating correctly to men and women" and that "the candidate to the ordained ministry must reach affective maturity.
The instrument used in this study to assess counseling students' attitudes toward bisexuals and homosexuals was constructed based on existing attitude assessment tools, primarily the HATH (Heterosexual Attitudes Toward Homosexuals) Scale and the ATLG (Attitudes Toward Lesbians and Gays) Scale.
President Dwight Eisenhower had just barred homosexuals from all federal employment, and the only times gay people were written about were when they were fired from the State Department or arrested in police sweeps designed to "clean up" Times Square.
The majority of these men are not pictured as homosexuals but as heterosexuals trying to engage in sodomy with males.
She and her husband first found their way to a secular group called Parents, Families, and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) where they received support from other parents of homosexuals, along with condolences from those who considered the Catholic Church to be intolerant and homophobic.
Agencies that place children in foster and adoptive homes can become embroiled in contentious legal and political battles concerning the rights of homosexuals in response to the question if homosexual individuals or couples seek to have children placed in their homes.
But the statute applied to heterosexuals as well as homosexuals, and while the judge thoroughly probed the nature of the mother's relationship with her lesbian partner in graphic detail, he never questioned the grandmother's sexual practices.
The abnormality of homosexuality is also evidenced by the indiscriminate multiple couplings--often extending into the hundreds or even thousands--to which homosexuals are prone.
She rejects the idea that doctors and scientists stimulated a "reverse discourse" from homosexuals.
Writing to supporters recently, Falwell thundered, "[T]hese perverted homosexuals .