omnisexual

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adjective om·ni·sex·u·al \ ˌäm-ni-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl \
Updated on: 11 Sep 2017

Definition of omnisexual

: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

play \ˌäm-ni-ˌsek-shə-ˈwa-lə-tē, -shü-ˈa-\ 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

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First Known Use of omnisexual

1960


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