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

Other Words from hypersexual

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

Examples of hypersexual in a Sentence

typically users of crystal meth report that the powerful stimulant leaves them feeling hypersexual as well as euphoric
Recent Examples on the Web In intimate relationships, Johnson says, the perception of a bisexual partner as hypersexual can fuel jealousy. Alia E. Dastagir, USA TODAY, 15 June 2022 Racist stereotypes suggest men of some races have large penises and are hypersexual, while others are undersexed with small ones. Peter Lehman, Chron, 18 Mar. 2022 Experts said previous hypersexual images of Asian women were, in part, formed by Western imperialism and racist legislation, only to be further confirmed by Hollywood depictions conjured up by predominantly white male gatekeepers. NBC News, 8 Mar. 2022 And Black adults could be infantilized in the same breath as Black children, especially girls, were denied their youth, seen as predatory and hypersexual. Lovia Gyarkye, The Atlantic, 1 Feb. 2022 The first minstrel shows mimicked enslaved Africans on Southern plantations, depicting Black people as lazy, ignorant, cowardly or hypersexual, according to the Smithsonian's National Museum of African American History and Culture. Alisha Ebrahimji, CNN, 3 Nov. 2021 Early in her career, Kim was the subject of critiques for her hypersexual and explicit lyrics as well as her provocative fashion sense. Iman N. Milner, refinery29.com, 1 Nov. 2021 Harmful negative and racist tropes of Black men as hypersexual, overly aggressive, and intellectually inferior are commonly seen in film and television. Maia Niguel Hoskin, Forbes, 24 Sep. 2021 All the instances of hypersexual stereotyping in advertising and media contribute to an environment where men feel it’s OK to harass and commit violence against Asian women, Kuo said. Priscilla Totiyapungprasert, The Arizona Republic, 1 Apr. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of hypersexual

1915, in the meaning defined above

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“Hypersexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hypersexual. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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More Definitions for hypersexual


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 hypersexual (audio) \ noun, plural hypersexualities


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