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sex

[ seks ]SEE DEFINITION OF sex
  • nounmale or female gender
  • nounintercourse between animate beings

Synonyms for sex

  • sexuality
  • femininity
  • manhood
  • manliness
  • masculinity
  • womanhood
  • womanliness
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Antonyms for sex

  • abstention
  • chastity
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SEX

They wanted me to be shackled: for early did they doubt my morals, as to the sex.

The principle of these two young ladies is proposed as an exemplar to her sex.

Gives her opinion of the force which figure or person may be allowed to have upon her sex.

You see what you draw upon yourself by excelling all your sex.

Their common decency in attitude toward the other sex was the unique bond of union.

Beauty must be the first law of life to the sex that has not the privilege of choosing.

It's your lover you're riding for at this time of the night, or I'm no judge of the sex.

We owe it to the sex, Renny, to give 'em a chance at reforming us.

Silence is the ornament of your sex; and in silence, if there be not wisdom, there is safety.

I have studied the sex in a very celebrated and costly school.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "males or females collectively," from Latin sexus "a sex, state of being either male or female, gender," of uncertain origin. "Commonly taken with seco as division or 'half' of the race" [Tucker], which would connect it to secare "to divide or cut" (see section (n.)). Meaning "quality of being male or female" first recorded 1520s. Meaning "sexual intercourse" first attested 1929 (in writings of D.H. Lawrence); meaning "genitalia" is attested from 1938. Sex appeal attested by 1904.

Sex drive is from 1918; sex object is 1901; sex symbol is 1871 in anthropology; the first person to whom the term was applied seems to have been Marilyn Monroe (1959). Sex therapist is from 1974.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SEX

carnal knowledge

nounsexual intercourse
  • coition
  • coitus
  • copulation
  • fornication
  • intercourse
  • intimacy
  • love making
  • procreation
  • relations
  • sex
  • sex act
  • sexual congress
  • sexual relation

coitus

nounsexual intercourse
  • carnal embrace
  • carnal knowledge
  • coition
  • congress
  • copulation
  • intercourse
  • intimacy
  • relation
  • sex
  • union

coupling

nounsexual intercourse
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