[ sek-see ]
/ ˈsɛk si /
adjective, sex·i·er, sex·i·est.
concerned predominantly or excessively with sex; risqué: a sexy novel.
sexually interesting or exciting; radiating sexuality: the sexiest professor on campus.
excitingly appealing; glamorous: a sexy new car.
Discover The Influence Of Portuguese On English Via This Quiz!
We’ve gathered some interesting words donated to English from Portuguese … as well as some that just don’t translate at all. Do you know what they mean?
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Which of the following animal names traces its immediate origin to Portuguese?
Words nearby sexy
OTHER WORDS FROM sexysex·i·ly, adverbsex·i·ness, nounun·sex·y, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for sexily
/ (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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