Definition of “homosexual” - English Dictionary

“homosexual” in British English

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homosexualnoun [ C ]

uk /ˌhəʊ.məˈsek.ʃu.əl/ us /ˌhoʊ.moʊˈsek.ʃu.əl/

a person, especially a man, who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex and not to people of the opposite sex

homosexual
adjective uk us

homosexual sex/relationships
homosexuality
noun [ U ] uk /ˌhəʊ.mə.sek.ʃuˈæl.ə.ti/ us /ˌhoʊ.moʊ.sek.ʃuˈæl.ə.t̬i/

I've never been ashamed of my homosexuality.

(Definition of “homosexual” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“homosexual” in American English

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homosexualnoun [ C ]

us /ˌhoʊ·məˈsek·ʃu·əl/

a person who is sexually attracted to people of the same sex

homosexual
adjective [ not gradable ] us /ˌhoʊ·məˈsek·ʃu·əl/
homosexuality
noun [ U ] us /ˌhoʊ·məˌsek·ʃuˈæl·ət̬·i/

(Definition of “homosexual” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)