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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. 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.

  2. Mike Chase:

    Hunting occurs in the dry season and targets large bulls, while elephant crop raiding coincides with the rainy season and the perpetrators tend to be young bulls or family herds, the variation in the timing, space use, age and sex of problem elephants suggest hunting will have a limited effect on solving human-elephant conflict.

  3. David Clohessy:

    For years now, Penn State enthusiasts have repeatedly reassured everyone who'd listen that the university's problematic culture about sex crimes had been 'reformed, the latest allegations -- that a fraternity members posted nude pictures of women on Facebook, some of whom appeared to be sleeping or passed out -- raise serious doubts about those claims.

  4. Henry Miller:

    Sex is one of the nine reasons for reincarnation. . .The other eight are unimportant.

  5. Barbara Blaine:

    Those who commit clergy sex crimes are sometimes charged. But those who conceal those crimes are rarely charged, we hope these charges will prompt more victims, witnesses and whistleblowers to come forward, call police, expose wrongdoers, protect kids and start healing.

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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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