adjective, sex·i·er, sex·i·est.
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OTHER WORDS FROM sexysex·i·ly, adverbsex·i·ness, nounun·sex·y, adjective
Words nearby sexy
What is a basic definition of sexy?
Sexy describes something as arousing interest related to sex, having a large amount of sex-related content, or being very exciting.
If something is sexy, it causes sexual arousal in people who are exposed to it or it is designed to emphasize sexual matters. Sexy can be used to describe both other people and objects. A person may describe themselves as sexy if they feel confident and attractive. Something that is more sexually arousing than something else is sexier, and something that is the most arousing is sexiest.
- Real-life examples: Models often wear sexy clothing in advertisements. Exotic dancers perform sexy dances to entertain customers. People magazine annually ranks the sexiest men alive.
- Used in a sentence: The actor recited the lines using a sexy voice.
Sexy can also mean that something is mostly focused on sex.
- Real-life examples: Pornography often takes the form of sexy movies. Romance novels are often (but not always) sexy books. Singer Barry White is famous for writing many sexy songs.
- Used in a sentence: Joe hid his sexy magazines so his little brother wouldn’t find them.
The word sexy is also used to describe something that is exciting, glamorous, or flashy.
- Real-life examples: A shiny new sports car might be described as a sexy car. A laptop that is sleek and eye catching may be said to have a sexy design.
- Used in a sentence: Paying your rent might not be sexy, but it keeps a roof over your head.
The word sexual is similar to sexy and may be used to describe the same things. However, sexual is used to mean something involving sex and not just arousal.
Where does sexy come from?
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What are some other forms related to sexy?
- sexily (adverb)
- sexiness (noun)
- unsexy (adjective)
What are some synonyms for sexy?
What are some words that share a root or word element with sexy?
What are some words that often get used in discussing sexy?
How is sexy used in real life?
Sexy is a common word often used to describe attractive people or things that are sexually arousing.
Man Brad Pitt is one sexy man 👌
— Sierra Dallas (@SierraDallas) December 17, 2014
writing about George Michael made me think about how I used to watch MTV and The Box for hours hoping a sexy music video would air
— Molly Lambert 🦔 (@mollylambert) December 29, 2016
I am the proud owner of a sexy new bookshelf, and I’m now very smug about my Zoom background game. Which is depressing.
— Dylan Viner (@dylanviner) December 4, 2020
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Is sexy used correctly in the following sentence?
The male singer had sexy dance moves that attracted a lot of female fans.
Example sentences from the Web for sexy
Crover’s robotic platform isn’t the sexiest or most exciting — particularly for a startup that began life with space travel in its sights.Crover’s robot swims in grain silos to monitor environmental conditions|Brian Heater|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
Which doesn’t seem sexy to me, but I’m not big on telling lies.
For starters, while Dallas was a sexy pick to compete for a playoff spot before the season, the club is still working its way onto people’s radar screens.The Suns And Mavs Shouldn’t Have Surprised Us … But We Didn’t See T.J. Warren Coming|Chris Herring (firstname.lastname@example.org)|August 5, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Whereas paying down the interest on the national debt, or funding long-term infrastructure — not so sexy.
Like, what — finches are just too — they’re sexier than pigeons?Freakonomics Radio Live: “Jesus Could Have Been a Pigeon.”|Stephen J. Dubner|December 13, 2018|Freakonomics
Are you seeing more commercial pressure from academic presses for historians to sexy it up a bit?
“This new generation of leaders can make cooperation sexy,” Olikara told me.
The sport of surfing is a very sexy sport, beautiful people on beautiful beaches in minimal clothing.
You have a pretty sexy online persona, what with the constant bikinis.
It was sexy, silly, and—in those relatively modest times—sensational.Happy 20th Birthday, Liz Hurley’s Safety-Pin Dress|Tim Teeman|December 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She wondered if every daring, sexy technology project started like this, a cranky hacker muttering angrily about boot-loaders.Makers|Cory Doctorow
"I thought it made me look sexy," the redhead said petulantly.The Perfectionists|Arnold Castle