om·​ni·​sex·​u·​al ˌäm-ni-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce omnisexual (audio)
: sexual in many or unlimited ways
especially : of, relating to, or characterized by sexual desire or attraction that is not limited to people of a particular gender identity or sexual orientation : pansexual
Her point of view is neither male nor female but omnisexual, urging arousal in every way she can imagine … Walter Kendrick
His highly praised performance as an omnisexual boarder in Entertaining Mr. Sloane led to the lead in Grease 2. Deirdre Donahue
Jordan is omnisexual and, in episode two, is having an affair with both members of a very wealthy couple. Matthew Gilbert
Researchers reported five participants identified as bisexual or bicurious, three as heterosexual, two as pansexual or omnisexual, and one as asexual. Stephen Feller
omnisexual noun
plural omnisexuals
omnisexuality noun
As his troubles continue to escalate, Emmerdale actor John Bowe has suggested that his on-screen alias Lawrence White could be pansexual … . The orientation, also occasionally referred to as omnisexuality, is the attraction towards people regardless of their sex or gender identity. It is considered more inclusive than bisexuality because it rejects the binary male and female labels. Shaun Kitchener

Examples of omnisexual in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Survey respondents in Generation Z (born after 1997) were two times as likely as millennials (born in 1981 to 1996) to identify as bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual or asexual, and four times as likely as those in Generation X (1965 to 1980) or baby boomers (1948 to 1964). Julie Moreau, NBC News, 1 June 2023 Ipsos, a market-research company, surveyed 22,514 participants in 30 countries in the Americas, Europe and Asia in February and March, and found that 3% identified as lesbian or gay, 4% as bisexual, 0.9% as pansexual or omnisexual, and 0.9% as asexual. Julie Moreau, NBC News, 1 June 2023 Fifty years ago, David Bowie released The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, his concept album about an androgynous, omnisexual rock-star alien sent to Earth to save its inhabitants from the apocalypse. Jason Lamphier,, 17 June 2022 In addition to the usual Pride collection gear, Walmart is offering flags in specific colors for gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, omnisexual and non-binary pride. cleveland, 3 June 2022 Overall, 9 percent of respondents identified as lesbian, gay, bisexual, pansexual, omnisexual or asexual; for Generation Z, the figure doubles to 18 percent. NBC News, 9 June 2021 Identifies: As nonbinary, omnisexual and omniflirtatious. Washington Post, 13 Sep. 2019 The battle enfolds his long-suffering wife, Rachel (Géraldine Pailhas), and his journalist daughter (Stéphane Caillard) and reveals Barrès as a lizardy, omnisexual manipulator. James Poniewozik, New York Times, 10 May 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1960, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of omnisexual was in 1960

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“Omnisexual.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2023.

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