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Relating or referring to sex and sexual activity - synonyms or related words

sexual

adjective

involving or relating to sex

romantic

adjective

involving love and sex

animal

adjective

relating to people’s basic physical needs such as food and sex

indecent

adjective

offensive or shocking, especially in a sexual way

obscene

adjective

offensive in a sexual way

sensual

adjective

relating to or providing physical pleasure, especially sexual pleasure

amorous

adjective

relating to or involving sexual love

intimate

adjective

formal relating to sex or to a sexual relationship

suggestive

adjective

making you think of sex

vulgar

adjective

a vulgar joke, comment, action etc has a sexual meaning that is considered to be rude or offensive

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mic drop

the action of deliberately dropping your microphone at the end of a speech or performance to show you think it was so good that nothing better could follow it

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rhythmus

moving with rhythm, together as one

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