sexy

If a movie review describes an actor as sexy, it means he's extremely attractive and appealing. These days, this word can also be used to describe anything exciting or stylish: you might wish your old flip phone had all the sexy features of a sleek smartphone but, hey, at least you can make calls!

When a person is described as sexy, they're interesting in a romantic or arousing way. A sexy song might be incredibly romantic, made for slow dancing, or an ad might tout sexy shoes that look amazing and will be the envy of all your friends. The word sexy is often used more broadly to refer to appealing or enticing things — clothes, cars, even ideas. Before sexy was coined, around 1905, the equivalent word was sexful.

Definitions of sexy
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adj marked by or tending to arouse sexual desire or interest

“feeling sexy
sexy clothes”
sexy poses”
“a sexy book”
sexy jokes”
Synonyms:
exciting
creating or arousing excitement
seductive
tending to entice into a desired action or state
aroused, horny, randy, ruttish, steamy, turned on
feeling great sexual desire
autoerotic
sexually satisfying yourself (as by masturbation)
coquettish, flirtatious
like a coquette
erotic, titillating
giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing
blue, gamey, gamy, juicy, naughty, racy, risque, spicy
suggestive of sexual impropriety
hot
sexually excited or exciting
intimate, sexual
involved in a sexual relationship
juicy, luscious, red-hot, toothsome, voluptuous
having strong sexual appeal
lascivious, lewd, libidinous, lustful
driven by lust; preoccupied with or exhibiting lustful desires
lecherous
given to excessive indulgence in sexual activity
leering
(of a glance) sidelong and slyly lascivious
lubricious, lustful, prurient, salacious
characterized by lust
orgiastic
used of frenzied sexual activity
highly-sexed, oversexed
having excessive sexual desire or appeal
adult, pornographic
designed to arouse lust
provocative
exciting sexual desire
raunchy
earthy and sexually explicit
sexed
characterized by sexuality
sex-starved
desiring but deprived of sexual gratification
Antonyms:
unsexy
not sexually aroused or arousing
sexless
sexually unattractive
sexless
having no sexual desire
undersexed
having a subnormal degree of sexual desire
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adj exciting sexual desire

Synonyms:
aphrodisiac, aphrodisiacal
Antonyms:
anaphrodisiac
tending to diminish sexual desire

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