Synonyms of sex


1. sexual activity, sexual practice, sex, sex activity, bodily process, body process, bodily function, activity

usage: activities associated with sexual intercourse; "they had sex in the back seat"

2. sex, class, category, family

usage: either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; "the war between the sexes"

3. sex, sexual urge, feeling

usage: 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"

4. sex, gender, sexuality, physiological property

usage: the properties that distinguish organisms on the basis of their reproductive roles; "she didn't want to know the sex of the foetus"


1. arouse, sex, excite, turn on, wind up, stimulate, shake, shake up, excite, stir

usage: stimulate sexually; "This movie usually arouses the male audience"

2. sex, distinguish, separate, differentiate, secern, secernate, severalize, severalise, tell, tell apart

usage: tell the sex (of young chickens)

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Definition and meaning of sex (Dictionary)