erotic

Use erotic to describe a sexy, sexy person. What makes that person so sexy? Maybe his or her erotic attitude or looks, meaning "arousing."

The word erotic came into English from French — of course! — and can be traced back to the Greek word erōtikos, from erōs or erōt-, meaning “sexual love.” The adjective erotic is often used to describe a person’s carnal desires, but it can be used to characterize anything that’s sexual in nature or that arouses sexual desires, such as the erotic themes in a racy movie, an erotic dancer in a club, or erotic images in a painting.

Definitions of erotic
  1. adjective
    giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing
    synonyms: titillating
    sexy
    marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest
  2. noun
    an erotic person
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    type of:
    sensualist
    a person who enjoys sensuality
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