[ sek-see ]
/ ˈsɛk si /
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adjective, sex·i·er, sex·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sexysex·i·ly, adverbsex·i·ness, nounun·sex·y, adjective
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How to use sexy in a sentence
The narrator and main character of “A Certain Hunger” is a sexy food critic named Dorothy Daniels.Sure, you may be grossed out, but ‘A Certain Hunger’ is a naughty pleasure|Maureen Corrigan|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
McAuliffe and Rendell are certainly wealthy — Reid less so — but apparently it is not as sexy to say Mayorkas took these steps on behalf of Democratic politicians.Cotton’s claim that Mayorkas was ‘guilty of selling green cards to Chinese nationals’|Glenn Kessler|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
Ever since The Harvard Business Review declared data science to be “the sexiest job of the 21st century” in 2012, I feel like I have been promoted.How to think critically about polls and rankings|Abba Krieger|December 8, 2020|Quartz
This was always a pretty sexy song, but Steve liked that kind of falsetto singing throughout the film.‘Lovers Rock’—The Story Behind The Music In Steve McQueen’s Tribute To Reggae|cmurray|November 28, 2020|Essence.com
That means sparrows in the Bay Area got significantly sexier by bird metrics, at least temporarily.2020 isn’t all bad. Here are 13 science stories to be thankful for.|Rachel Feltman, Sara Chodosh|November 26, 2020|Popular-Science
Women are berated—and berate themselves—for dressing too sexily.In Defense of Slut-O-Ween|Emily Shire|October 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
British Dictionary definitions for sexy
/ (ˈsɛksɪ) /
adjective sexier or sexiest informal
provoking or intended to provoke sexual interesta sexy dress; a sexy book
feeling sexual interest; aroused
interesting, exciting, or trendya sexy project; a sexy new car
Derived forms of sexysexily, adverbsexiness, noun
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