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Synonyms for heterosexual
ˌhɛt ər əˈsɛk ʃu əlhet·ero·sex·u·al

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  1. heterosexualnoun


  2. heterosexualnoun

    Sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex.


Princeton's WordNet

  1. heterosexual, heterosexual person, straight person, straightadjective

    a heterosexual person; someone having a sexual orientation to persons of the opposite sex

    straight person, heterosexual person, straight, straightaway

    queer, homophile(a), homoerotic, lesbian, tribadistic, butch, transvestic, transgendered, homosexual, bisexual, gay, sapphic, transgender, pederastic, paederastic, transsexual(a), transvestite

  2. heterosexualadjective

    sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex

    butch, transgendered, queer, tribadistic, homosexual, pederastic, sapphic, homophile(a), homoerotic, transgender, bisexual, transvestic, paederastic, gay, transvestite, transsexual(a), lesbian

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "heterosexual":

    opposite-sex, hetero, straight

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  1. Executive Director Nate Monson:

    We know that kids don’t have a chance to ask questions in schools, when their health class rolls around and they’re talking about sex ed – they’re talking about just heterosexual students. For the first time ever in a lot of these LGBT kids’ lives they had a chance to ask questions about themselves.

  2. Bryan Fuller:

    As a gay man, I'm fascinated with heterosexual relationships between straight men.

  3. Mike Huckabee:

    Regardless, heterosexual marriage is largely in trouble today because people see it as a selfish means of pleasing self, rather than a committed relationship in which the focus is on meeting the needs of the partner, that sense of selfishness and the redefinition of love as to something that is purely sentimental and emotional, has been destructive.

  4. Daunte Wright:

    The common thread is [an] understanding of all social, economicand political relations as a contestation for power between a class of oppressors (i.a., rich, White, heterosexual, male) and a class of oppressed.

  5. Clea DuVall:

    It's a very heterosexual genre and to be able to have all the same feelings and see a story that feels familiar, that you connect with, but that also has two women at the center, it shouldn't seem that radical, but it kind of is. I really wanted the movie to feel accessible to all audiences.

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