the opposite sex

noun

Definition of the opposite sex

: the people who are not the same sex : the other sex used by men to refer to women or by women to refer to menHe's never been comfortable around (members of) the opposite sex.

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“The opposite sex.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/the%20opposite%20sex. Accessed 1 Oct. 2020.

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