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het·er·o·sex·u·al

 (hĕt′ə-rō-sĕk′sho͞o-əl)
adj.
1. Sexually oriented to persons of the opposite sex.
2. Of or relating to different sexes.
n.
A heterosexual person.

heterosexual

(ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛksjʊəl)
n
(Psychology) a person who is sexually attracted to the opposite sex
adj
(Psychology) of or relating to heterosexuality

het•er•o•sex•u•al

(ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk ʃu əl)

adj.
1. of, pertaining to, or exhibiting heterosexuality.
2. pertaining to the opposite sex or to both sexes.
n.
3. a heterosexual person.
[1890–95]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heterosexual - a heterosexual personheterosexual - a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
Adj.1.heterosexual - sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
bisexual - sexually attracted to both sexes
homosexual - sexually attracted to members of your own sex

heterosexual

adjective hetero (informal), straight (informal) heterosexual couples
Translations
heterosexuálníheterosexuál
heteroseksuel
heteroheteroseksuaaliheteroseksuaalinen
heteroseksualan
heteroszexuális
異性愛の
이성애의
heterosexual
heterosexuell
เกี่ยวกับเพศตรงข้าม
có xu hướng tình dục khác giới

heterosexual

[ˈhetərəʊˈseksjuəl]
A. ADJheterosexual
B. Nheterosexual mf

heterosexual

[ˌhɛtərəʊˈsɛkʃuəl]
adjhétérosexuel(le)
nhétérosexuel(le) m/f

heterosexual

nHeterosexuelle(r) mf

heterosexual

[ˈhɛtərəʊˈsɛksjʊəl] adj & neterosessuale (m/f)

heterosexual

عِلَاقَةٌ جِنْسِيَّةٌ طَبِيعِيَّة heterosexuální heteroseksuel heterosexuell ετεροφυλόφιλος heterosexual heteroseksuaalinen hétérosexuel heteroseksualan eterosessuale 異性愛の 이성애의 heteroseksueel heteroseksuell heteroseksualny heterossexual гетеросексуальный heterosexuell เกี่ยวกับเพศตรงข้าม heteroseksüel có xu hướng tình dục khác giới 异性的

het·er·o·sex·u·al

n. heterosexual, inclinación sexual hacia el sexo opuesto.

heterosexual

adj & n heterosexual mf
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