Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Of or relating to the mental and emotional aspects of sexuality.

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  • adjective Of or relating to the psychological aspect or aspects of sexuality.

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  • adjective of or relating to the mental or emotional attitudes about sexuality

Etymologies

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Shortened form of psychological + -o- + sexual

Examples

  • After all, the last time there was a trend like this — I’ll cite the surge in psychosexual killer-based horror that happened in the Eighties — the rest of “traditional” speculative fiction suffered mightily.

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  • On the Freudian theme itself, several good finds have come from students 'attempts to explain the notion of psychosexual stages.

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  • I greatly suspect that anyone who stoops to using the term "psychosexual" has nothing important to say, especially if he's talking about fairy tales.

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  • I greatly suspect that anyone who stoops to using the term "psychosexual" has nothing important to say, especially if he's talking about fairy tales.

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  • They most likely suffer from severe "psychosexual" problems, including emotional immaturity.

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  • Or maybe even that it's because of the mental labelling I'm doing because the person I have to go and see has the word "psychosexual" in her title.

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  • If the conflict between home and career were purely a feminine problem, we might be justified in regarding it as "psychosexual" ” a function of women's biological need to become mothers.

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  • The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, saw his psychosexual fantasies as reflective of today's hybrid youth culture and our hybrid identities: "Challenging our facility to read the signs of masculinity, femininity, race, attitude, and expression, Chadsey's images spin a complex web of emotion and desire."

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  • The Contemporary Museum, Honolulu, saw his psychosexual fantasies as reflective of today's hybrid youth culture and our hybrid identities: "Challenging our facility to read the signs of masculinity, femininity, race, attitude, and expression, Chadsey's images spin a complex web of emotion and desire."

    ArtScene: This Month's Top Exhibitions in the Western United States

  • From Ryan Murphy Glee in his garishly gothic psychosexual Nip/Tuck mode of wretched excess, this is so overstuffed and disjointed in its reckless piling on of nasty shocks-for-shock's-sake, it often feels as if it were edited with a Cuisinart on "chain saw" setting.

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