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BISEXUAL

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bisexual mean? 

BISEXUAL (noun)
  The noun BISEXUAL has 1 sense:

1. a person who is sexually attracted to both sexes

  Familiarity information: BISEXUAL used as a noun is very rare.


BISEXUAL (adjective)
  The adjective BISEXUAL has 2 senses:

1. sexually attracted to both sexes
2. having an ambiguous sexual identity

  Familiarity information: BISEXUAL used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


BISEXUAL (noun)


Sense 1bisexual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A person who is sexually attracted to both sexes

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

bisexual; bisexual person

Hypernyms ("bisexual" is a kind of...):

sensualist (a person who enjoys sensuality)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "bisexual"):

androgyne; epicine; epicine person; gynandromorph; hermaphrodite; intersex (one having both male and female sexual characteristics and organs; at birth an unambiguous assignment of male or female cannot be made)

pseudohermaphrodite (someone having external genitalia of one sex and internal sex organs of the other sex; not a true hermaphrodite because there is no ambiguity in the sex of the external genitalia and hence no question about gender at birth)

switch-hitter (slang term for a bisexual person)


BISEXUAL (adjective)


Sense 1bisexual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Sexually attracted to both sexes

Antonym:

heterosexual (sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex)

homosexual (sexually attracted to members of your own sex)


Sense 2bisexual [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Having an ambiguous sexual identity

Synonyms:

epicene; bisexual

Similar:

androgynous (having both male and female characteristics)


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