sapiosexual

adjective
sa·​pi·​o·​sex·​u·​al | \ ˌsā-pē-ō-ˈsek-sh(ə-)wəl How to pronounce sapiosexual (audio) , ˌsa- How to pronounce sapiosexual (audio) , -shü-əl, -ˈsek-shəl \

Definition of sapiosexual

: of, relating to, or characterized by sexual or romantic attraction to highly intelligent people Those who are sapiosexual find the capacity to carry a witty, clever conversation to be the most attractive trait in a person.— Anika Madhusudhan

Other Words from sapiosexual

sapiosexual noun, plural sapiosexuals
Ever wondered what turns on a sapiosexual? Well, smart conversations do. — Ismat Tahseen
sapiosexuality \ ˌsā-​pē-​ō-​ˌsek-​shə-​ˈwa-​lə-​tē How to pronounce sapiosexual (audio) , ˌsa-​ How to pronounce sapiosexual (audio) , -​shü-​ˈa-​ \ noun
… the continued popularity of sapiosexuality on dating apps shows just how much online dating changes the way we express our relationship needs and desires. — Jess Joho

First Known Use of sapiosexual

2004, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for sapiosexual

sapi(ent) or its source Latin sapient-, sapiens "rational, wise, having sound judgment" + -o- + -sexual, as in heterosexual entry 1, homosexual entry 1

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“Sapiosexual.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sapiosexual. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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