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Synonyms for sex

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Wiktionary3.8 / 5 votes

  1. sexnoun

    Sexual intercourse; the act of sexual intercourse.

    sexual intercourse, coitus

  2. sexnoun


English Synonyms and Antonyms3.0 / 2 votes

  1. sex

    Sex is a distinction among living beings; it is also the characteristic by which most living beings are distinguished from inanimate things, which are of no sex; gender is a distinction in language partially corresponding to this distinction in nature; while there are but two sexes, there are in some languages, as in English and German, three genders. The French language has but two genders and makes the names of all inanimate objects either masculine or feminine; some languages are without the distinction of gender, and those that maintain it are often quite arbitrary in its application. We speak of the masculine or feminine gender, the male or female sex.


Princeton's WordNet3.7 / 3 votes

  1. sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activitynoun

    activities associated with sexual intercourse

    "they had sex in the back seat"

    sexual practice, sexual activity, sexuality, sex activity, sexual urge, gender

  2. sexnoun

    either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided

    "the war between the sexes"

    sexual practice, sexual activity, sexuality, sex activity, sexual urge, gender

  3. sex, sexual urgenoun

    all of the feelings resulting from the urge to gratify sexual impulses

    "he wanted a better sex life"; "the film contained no sex or violence"

    sexual practice, sexual activity, sexuality, sex activity, sexual urge, gender

  4. sex, gender, sexualityverb

    the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles

    "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"

    sexual urge, grammatical gender, sexuality, sexual practice, sexual activity, gender, sex activity

  5. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind upverb

    stimulate sexually

    "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

    wind, trip out, kindle, charge, excite, end up, arouse, put forward, awake, trip, shake up, shake, come alive, get off, commove, energize, perk up, agitate, hinge on, enkindle, wake up, stir, wake, elicit, energise, finish, stimulate, fire, rouse, finish up, bring up, depend upon, conjure up, fetch up, ride, depend on, devolve on, land up, hinge upon, raise, waken, turn on, call down, provoke, wind up, call forth, invoke, charge up, awaken, brace, evoke, conjure, switch on

  6. sexverb

    tell the sex (of young chickens)

    wind up, arouse, excite, turn on

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Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sexnoun

    Associated words:
    sexual, gender, bisexual, unisexual, epicene, hermaphrodite, hermaphroditism, androgyne, androgyny, gonad

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How to use sex in a sentence?

  1. Antonio Landrum:

    The woman said Antonio Landrum also invited some friends to her residence. According to police affidavits, the woman said she later had consensual sex with one of those men and non-consensual sex with one of them. The second woman said she, her friend and Antonio Landrum had consensual sex but she began to black out, documents said. She said she vaguely remembered men coming into the bedroom and forcibly having sex with her, the documents said.Landrum and Jared Anderson told police they had sex with both women, documents said. Alexander Davenport didn't make a statement to officers. Antonio Landrum said Antonio Landrum.

  2. The IG:

    It's outrageous that the Department of Justice has allowed known sex offenders to participate in the federal witness protection program and has failed to implement procedures to ensure that they don't commit additional crimes, under this program, sex offenders are given a new identity and placed in a new community, but often the Justice Department fails to register these criminals as sex offenders and does not notify local law enforcement agencies about the criminals that have been dropped off in their towns.

  3. Brendan Behan:

    The big difference between sex for money and sex for free is that sex for money usually costs a lot less.

  4. Scott Adams, The Dilbert Future:

    Men want sex. If men ruled the world, they could get sex anywhere, anytime. Restaurants would give you sex instead of breath mints on the way out. Gas stations would give sex with every fill-up. Banks would give sex to anyone who opened a checking account.

  5. Jeffrey Klausner:

    People felt that if they called it an STD from the get-go, it was going to create stigma, and because of the stigma of the type of sex that was occurring – oral sex, anal sex, anal sex between same-sex male partners – there may not have been the same kind of federal response, so it was actually a political calculation to garner the resources necessary to have a substantial response to be vague about how it spread.

Translations for sex

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  • geslagAfrikaans
  • سيكس, مجامعة, جماع, جنس, تسافدArabic
  • cins, seksAzerbaijani
  • плоць, сэкс, пол, секс, палавы́я зно́сіныBelarusian
  • съвокупле́ние, полово́ сноше́ние, секс, полBulgarian
  • লিঙ্গ, সেক্সBengali
  • sexe, sexarCatalan, Valencian
  • sex, pohlavní styk, pohlaví, styk, souložCzech
  • samleje, sex, seksuel omgang, kneppe, erotik, kønsliv, bolle, kønsbestemme, seksualliv, kønDanish
  • Sex, Geschlecht, Geschlechtsverkehr, Sex haben, sexenGerman
  • σεξ, έρωτας, συνουσιάζομαι, φύλο, συνουσίαGreek
  • seksoEsperanto
  • relación, sexo, género, sexar, sexualSpanish
  • suguEstonian
  • همخوابگی, جنسیت, سکس, جنس, ارتباط جنسیPersian
  • rakastella, yhdyntä, seksi, sukupuoliFinnish
  • rapport sexuel, sexe, sexer, culFrench
  • gnéasIrish
  • gnèScottish Gaelic
  • સેક્સ, મૈથુનGujarati
  • keintysManx
  • מין, מגדר, יחסי מין, קיים יחסים, זיין, סקסHebrew
  • लिंग, सेक्स, मैथुनHindi
  • közösülés, szex, nemHungarian
  • սեռ, սեռական հարաբերություն, սեքսArmenian
  • sexoInterlingua
  • jenis kelamin, jenis, seksIndonesian
  • dinàkọIgbo
  • kynIcelandic
  • fare sesso, sessoItalian
  • מיןHebrew
  • セックスする, 性別, セックス, 性交Japanese
  • სქესი, სექსიGeorgian
  • жыныс, сексKazakh
  • ជាតិលិង្គ, ការរួមភេទ, លិង្គKhmer
  • ಲೈಂಗಿಕತೆKannada
  • 성행위, 성, 성교, 성별, 섹스, 성관계Korean
  • zayend, guhnelî, gan, perîn, cinsiyet, têkiliyên zayendî, cins, seks, cotbûnKurdish
  • секс, жынысKyrgyz
  • sexus, sexLatin
  • ລິງ, ເພດLao
  • lytis, seksas, mylėtisLithuanian
  • sekss, dzimumsLatvian
  • сексуа́лен однос, полов однос, пол, сексMacedonian
  • ലിംഗം, മൈഥുനം, സംഭോഗം, ലൈംഗികബന്ധംMalayalam
  • хүйсMongolian
  • कामजीवनMarathi
  • jantinaMalay
  • sessMaltese
  • လိင်Burmese
  • samleie, sexNorwegian
  • geslachtsgemeenschap, vrijen, sekse, seks, geslachtDutch
  • samlege, sex, samleieNorwegian Nynorsk
  • kjønn, sexNorwegian
  • seks, seksować, płećPolish
  • sexo, transaPortuguese
  • relații sexuale, sexRomanian
  • совокупле́ние, полово́й акт, полово́е сноше́ние, пол, сексRussian
  • сексуални однос, spolni odnos, спол, пол, сполни однос, pol, spol, секс, seksualni odnos, seksSerbo-Croatian
  • sex, súlož, pohlavný styk, pohlavieSlovak
  • spolni odnos, séks, spolSlovene
  • gjiniAlbanian
  • kön, samlag, knulla, sex, könsbestämma, kSwedish
  • ngonoSwahili
  • பாலுறவு, உடலுறவ, செக்ஸ்Tamil
  • రతి, మైధునము, లింగము, సంభోగముTelugu
  • ҷинсият, ҷинс, шаҳват, сексTajik
  • ลิงค์, เพศ, เซ็กส์Thai
  • pol, jyns, seksTurkmen
  • pagtalik, kasarian, kantotTagalog
  • cins, cinsiyet, seks, cinsel ilişkiTurkish
  • секс, стате́ві зно́сини, лю́бощі, статьUkrainian
  • جنس, سیکس, جنسیUrdu
  • jins, seks, shahvoniy, jinsiy aloqaUzbek
  • giao cấu, giới tínhVietnamese
  • געשלעכטYiddish
  • 性爱Chinese

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