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Synonyms for sex

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity(noun)

    activities associated with sexual intercourse

    "they had sex in the back seat"

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

  2. sex(noun)

    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 urge(noun)

    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, sexuality(verb)

    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 up(verb)

    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. sex(verb)

    tell the sex (of young chickens)

    wind up, arouse, excite, turn on


  1. sex(noun)

    Sexual intercourse; the act of sexual intercourse.

    sexual intercourse, coitus

  2. sex(noun)


English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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.


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. sex(n)

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

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How to use sex in a sentence?

  1. Ruth Bader Ginsburg:

    No one ever thought sexual harassment was encompassed by discrimination on the basis of sex back in' 64.

  2. Alyssa Dweck:

    Having a lot of vigorous sex in a short period of time can leave you feeling raw and tender.

  3. Viagen Pets:

    The new puppies and kittens will be the same sex as the donor, but just as it is in nature, may have slight phenotypic differences, such as different markings due to natural epigenetic factors. this has been demonstrated across many species. The current age of the donor pet does not have any impact on the ageing of the new cloned pet.

  4. Jill Oliveira:

    These were separate instances where they either responded to undercover officers posing as sex buyers or undercover officers posing as minors.

  5. Prince Williams/Wireimage -RRB- Wilde:

    Contrary to a swath of recent headlines, I do not believe that Kathy Bates traded sex for tips, nothing in my research suggested Kathy Bates did so, and it was never my intention to suggest Kathy Bates had. That would be an appalling and misogynistic dismissal of the difficult work Kathy Bates did.

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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