- 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
Synonyms for erotic
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- 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 for erotic
C17: from Greek erōtikos of love, from erōs love
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- Of or concerning sexual love and desire.
- Tending to arouse sexual desire.
- Dominated by sexual love or desire.
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