homosexual
Pronunciation
  • (RP):
    • IPA: /ˌhɒməʊˈsɛksjuːəl/, /ˌhɒməʊˈsɛkʃuːəl/
    • IPA: /ˌhəʊməʊˈsɛksjuːəl/, /ˌhəʊməʊˈsɛkʃuːəl/
  • (America):
    • enPR hō'mə-sĕkʹsho͞o-əl, IPA: /ˌhoʊməˈsɛkʃuːəl/, /ˌhoʊmoʊˈsɛkʃuːəl/

Adjective

homosexual

  1. (of a person or animal) Possessing sexual and/or emotional attraction towards members of the same sex. Examples being a male androphile or a female gynephile. (Sometimes used in the sense of sole/exclusive attraction.)
  2. (of a romantic or sexual act or relationship) Between two people of the same gender-area; gay.
    My sister is currently in a homosexual relationship with a girl in her class.
    homosexual acts, a homosexual kiss
  3. Intended for or used by homosexuals, as a nightclub, a bar, etc.
Synonyms
  • (sexually attracted solely or primarily to the same sex) gay, lesbian (used only of women), sodomite (archaic), homo (derogatory), faggot (derogatory)
  • (involving or relating to homosexuals) gay, lesbian (used only of women), same-sex
  • (intended for or used by homosexuals) gay, lesbian (used only of women)
  • (community) LGBT
Antonyms Translations Translations
  • Portuguese: homossexual, homo, gay
  • Russian: гомосексуа́льный
Translations
  • Portuguese: homossexual, homo, gay
  • Russian: гомосексуа́льный

Noun

homosexual (plural homosexuals)

  1. A person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.
Synonyms Translations


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