om·​ni·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌäm-ni-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl, -ˈsek-shəl How to pronounce omnisexual (audio) \

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

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Other Words from omnisexual

omnisexual noun, plural omnisexuals
omnisexuality \ ˌäm-​ni-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē, -​shü-​ˈa-​ How to pronounce omnisexuality (audio) \ 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 Identifies: As nonbinary, omnisexual and omniflirtatious. Washington Post, "Meet the queer, nonbinary, pansexual characters of ‘Borderlands 3’," 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, "Review: ‘Marseille’ Proves That American Cable Clichés Are Easy Exports," 10 May 2016

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First Known Use of omnisexual

1960, in the meaning defined above

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“Omnisexual.” The Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 19 January 2020.

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