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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.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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eroticism

noun
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Translations

eroticism

[ɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm] Nerotismo m
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eroticism

[ɪˈrɒtɪsɪzəm] nérotisme m
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eroticism

nErotik f
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eroticism

[ɪˈrɒtɪˌsɪzm] nerotismo
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References in classic literature ?
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Under her choreographic baton the Tristan und Isolde Prelude and Liebestod (itself an encapsulation of all that happens during Wagner's marathon opera) was phrased in one great convincing arc, textures as gossamer as chamber-music, eventually erupting into the surging eroticism of the Liebestod's orgasmic release.
Directions for Use explores the eroticism inherent in all physicality, from the endlessly vulnerable body to "the erogenous zones / of ancient icicles hanging in early spring," while plainly engaging themes of isolation, from others and from self.
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The singing sensation and recent political firebrand told The Guardian that she was "pleasantly surprised" by the eroticism of Allen's vivid adaptation of Dylan Thomas' most famous play, which aired on S4C on Christmas Day last year.
Chapter 6, oThe Materialization of Eroticism,o takes eroticism as ambivalent, able to lead towards various religious experiences or identities or towards oppression and destabilization of social relationships.
Looking within is curator Alka Pande, who is putting together an exhibition, The Kama Sutra, Spirituality and Eroticism in Indian Art, at the Pinacotheque de Paris museum under the guidance of its director Marc Restellini.
Portland's passionate poet Jace Devine will be featured Saturday when the Eugene Poetry Slam holds its fourth annual Sex Slam: A Celebration of Love, Romance and Eroticism through Poetry at Tsunami Books, 2585 Willamette St.
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Meana of the Department of Psychology, University of Nevada, who analysed the research, admitted that more research was needed in the area, claiming scientists need to investigate eroticism.
One newspaper cartoonist has gotten in the act (see cartoon below) with his reading of the true meaning of the eroticism of which Tehran Emruz is guilty.