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sex·u·al·i·ty

 (sĕk′sho͞o-ăl′ĭ-tē)
n. pl. sex·u·al·i·ties
1.
a. The quality of being sexual, especially sexual orientation and behavior: the emerging sexuality of adolescents; people who are open about their sexuality.
b. A manner of being sexual or engaging in sexual activity: "Public conversations about sex education involve negotiation about which sexualities will be recognized and valued" (Janice Irvine).
c. Sexual activity: the decision to engage in sexuality.
2. The condition of being divided into sexes or of reproducing sexually: sexuality in angiosperms.

sexuality

(ˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ)
n
1. the state or quality of being sexual
2. preoccupation with or involvement in sexual matters
3. the possession of sexual potency

sex•u•al•i•ty

(ˌsɛk ʃuˈæl ɪ ti)

n.
1. sexual character; possession of the structural and functional traits of sex.
2. recognition of or emphasis upon sexual matters.
3. involvement in sexual activity.
4. an organism's preparedness for engaging in sexual activity.
[1790–1800]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexuality - the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
maleness, masculinity - the properties characteristic of the male sex
androgyny, bisexuality, hermaphroditism - showing characteristics of both sexes
femaleness, feminineness - the properties characteristic of the female sex

sexuality

noun
1. desire, lust, eroticism, sensuality, virility, sexiness (informal), voluptuousness, carnality, bodily appetites the growing discussion of human sexuality
2. sexual orientation, sexual preference, leaning He believes he has been discriminated against because of his sexuality.

sexuality

noun
The quality or condition of being sensual:
Translations
сексуалност
sexualita
seksualitet
seksuaalisuussukupuolinen identiteettikykypotenssiseksi
seksualnost
szexualitás
男女の別
성적 특질
seksualiteitsexualiteit
identitate sexualăsexualitatevirilitate
sexualitet
เรื่องทางเพศ
bản năng giới tính

sexuality

[ˌseksjʊˈælɪtɪ] Nsexualidad f

sexuality

[ˌsɛkʃuˈæləti] nsexualité f

sexuality

nSexualität f

sexuality

[ˌsɛksjʊˈælɪtɪ] nsessualità

sexuality

مَيْلٌ جِنْسِيّ sexualita seksualitet Sexualität σεξουαλικότητα sexualidad seksuaalisuus sexualité seksualnost sessualità 男女の別 성적 특질 seksualiteit seksualitet seksualność sexualidade сексуальность sexualitet เรื่องทางเพศ cinsellik bản năng giới tính 性感

sex·u·al·i·ty

n. sexualidad, características de cada sexo.

sexuality

n sexualidad f
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