hypersexual

adjective
hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌhī-pər-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio) , -ˈsek-shəl \

Definition of hypersexual

: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity

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Other Words from hypersexual

hypersexuality \ ˌhī-​pər-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce hypersexuality (audio) \ noun

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typically users of crystal meth report that the powerful stimulant leaves them feeling hypersexual as well as euphoric
Recent Examples on the Web Asian men have historically been portrayed as emasculated, undesirable nerds, and Asian women have been stereotyped as exotic, hypersexual creatures. NBC News, "'Loveboat, Taipei' chronicles nostalgia of debaucherous Taiwainese summer camp," 31 Jan. 2020 Black women, on the other hand, and other women of color, are depicted as difficult to be with, feisty, loud, and hypersexual. Brianna Holt, Quartz, "TV and film play an understated role in perpetuating racial bias on dating apps," 7 Nov. 2019 These displays depicted black people as lazy, ignorant, cowardly or hypersexual. Faith Karimi And Doug Criss, CNN, "Justin Trudeau isn't the only one. Here's a list of politicians who got in trouble over blackface," 20 Sep. 2019 Scientists advised against consuming hypersexual zombie cicadas infected with psychoactive fungus. Rafil Kroll-zaidi, Harper's magazine, "Findings," 19 Aug. 2019 With the exception of Netflix’s quietly revelatory Dating Around, many dating shows with LGBTQ (and especially bisexual) contestants have treated them as hypersexual or prurient anomalies, as enigmas who are incapable of settling down. Hannah Giorgis, The Atlantic, "The Slow, Messy Evolution of LGBTQ Dating Shows," 4 July 2019 Society may paint girls of color in certain ways: Loud, aggressive, hypersexual, greedy, angry, lazy, dumb. Naomi Wadler, Teen Vogue, "Naomi Wadler on Standing in Her Power One Year After the March for Our Lives," 24 Mar. 2019 The performances would stereotype black men and women as ignorant, hypersexual, superstitious, lazy people who were prone to thievery and cowardice. Jesse J. Holland, The Seattle Times, "Explaining the outrage: Racist history of American blackface began in the 1830s," 6 Feb. 2019 They’re pushed to be hypersexual, to always want it. Suzannah Weiss, Harper's BAZAAR, "Don't Touch Me Just Because I'm Topless," 16 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of hypersexual

1915, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of hypersexual was in 1915

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4 Feb 2020

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“Hypersexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersexual. Accessed 23 Feb. 2020.

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hypersexual

adjective
hy·​per·​sex·​u·​al | \ -ˈseksh-(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce hypersexual (audio) \

Medical Definition of hypersexual

: exhibiting unusual or excessive concern with or indulgence in sexual activity

Other Words from hypersexual

hypersexuality \ -​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwal-​ət-​ē How to pronounce hypersexuality (audio) \ noun, plural hypersexualities

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