- arousing or satisfying sexual desire: an erotic dance.
- of, relating to, or treating of sexual love; amatory: an erotic novel.
- subject to or marked by strong sexual desire.
- an erotic poem.
- an erotic person.
Origin of erotic
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Examples from the Web for erotically
Bad writing that thinks that it is rendering an erotically charged depiction of good sex seems to be far more bathetic.Worst Sex Writing of the Year
December 2, 2009
I loved that tension, thriving on it erotically while claiming I wanted to escape it.What Hookers Do on Valentine's Day
February 13, 2009
It will beautify their arts, and erotically confuse their religions.This Simian World
I cannot tell how our romance will end, but it hath gone on hitherto most erotically.Life of Lord Byron, Vol. IV
The blue light under which Graham had sat listening to the whispered appeal of Ita Strabosck fell softly and erotically upon them.The Sins of the Children
Neurotically and erotically, he was hypersthetic, with a playful graciousness of character never surpassed.The Letters of William James, Vol. II
People suffering from lung disease are often erotically inclined, and anesthetics affect the breathing.Studies in the Psychology of Sex, Volume 3 (of 6)
- of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
- marked by strong sexual desire or being especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
- a person who has strong sexual desires or is especially responsive to sexual stimulation
Word Origin and History for erotically
1620s (implied in erotical), from French érotique (16c.), from Greek erotikos "caused by passionate love, referring to love," from eros (genitive erotos) "sexual love" (see Eros).
- Of or concerning sexual love and desire.
- Tending to arouse sexual desire.
- Dominated by sexual love or desire.