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gynesexuality

Definition of Gynesexuality

(noun) Attraction towards females, femininity, or women.

Examples of Gynesexuality

  • Heterosexual men expressing attraction for women.
  • A lesbian expressing desire for a woman.

Gynesexuality Pronunciation

  • IPA Pronunciation
    • American English
      • /dʒʌɪnsɛkʃəˈwælədi/
    • British English
      • /dʒʌɪnsɛkʃʊˈalᵻti/
      • /dʒʌɪnsɛksjʊˈalᵻti/
  • Syllabification: (gy·ne·sex·u·al·i·ty)

Usage Notes

  • Plural: gynesexualities
  • Gynesexuality is the opposite of androsexuality.
  • A (noungynesexual is (adverb) gynesexually attracted to women.

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Works Consulted

Oxford University Press. (N.d.) Oxford Dictionaries. (https://www.oxforddictionaries.com/).

Wiley. (N.d.) Wiley Online Library. (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/).

Cite the Definition of Gynesexuality

ASA – American Sociological Association (5th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “gynesexuality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Retrieved September 17, 2019 (https://sociologydictionary.org/gynesexuality/).

APA – American Psychological Association (6th edition)

gynesexuality. (2016). In K. Bell (Ed.), Open education sociology dictionary. Retrieved from https://sociologydictionary.org/gynesexuality/

Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date – Chicago Manual of Style (16th edition)

Bell, Kenton, ed. 2016. “gynesexuality.” In Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Accessed September 17, 2019. https://sociologydictionary.org/gynesexuality/.

MLA – Modern Language Association (7th edition)

“gynesexuality.” Open Education Sociology Dictionary. Ed. Kenton Bell. 2016. Web. 17 Sep. 2019. <https://sociologydictionary.org/gynesexuality/>.