Definition of bisexual in English:



  • 1Sexually attracted not exclusively to people of one particular gender; attracted to both men and women.

    • ‘In conclusion, this exploratory analysis highlights the importance of promoting HIV testing among gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents.’
    • ‘In addition, many such clients are bisexual in attractions and/or behavior.’
    • ‘In the decades of gay, lesbian, transgender and bisexual activism, minority sexualities have gained increasing understanding and visibility.’
    • ‘A strength of this book is that most of the authors took care to mention the relevance of the issue under discussion to gay, lesbian, and bisexual youth.’
    • ‘At Phase 1, the target population would be screened for sexual orientation, thus identifying lesbian and bisexual women for the sample.’
    • ‘There's a lot more awareness and acceptance of gay and lesbian and bisexual lifestyles.’
    • ‘And he would end the ban on openly gay, lesbian, and bisexual individuals serving in the armed forces.’
    • ‘That would prevent the case from setting any legal precedents on same-sex sexual harassment involving gay and bisexual women.’
    • ‘Respondents reported their sexual identity as gay, bisexual, or heterosexual.’
    • ‘Heterosexuals' attitudes toward bisexual men and women have only recently become the object of scientific research.’
    • ‘Gay, lesbian, and bisexual adolescents also may be isolated by street subcultures or by discomfort from what few resources exist.’
    • ‘In all, this study adds to the small literature on what lesbian and bisexual women find attractive in body shape.’
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  • 2Biology
    Having characteristics of both sexes.

    • ‘The cone exhibits at least a partially bisexual character that appears to have pollen sacs with monosulcate ribbed pollen grains and sessile, asymmetric, and radiospermic ovules.’
    • ‘Previous studies based on a qualitative analysis have shown a high degree of variability in the mode of expression of carpel/stamen in homeotic bisexual flowers.’
    • ‘Flowers are bisexual, protogynous and pollinated by insects.’
    • ‘It is a comparison of mortality among male, bisexual, female and non-flowering Acer rufinerve in each year from 1992 to 1997.’
    • ‘Within the anthophyte clade, there is significant homoplasy in the distribution of bisexual reproductive structures.’
    hermaphrodite, hermaphroditic
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  • A person who is sexually attracted not exclusively to people of one particular gender.

    • ‘Growing up as a bisexual was horribly confusing and I always had to be one thing or the other and in actual fact I'm neither.’
    • ‘Myths and stereotypes about bisexuals abound.’
    • ‘Lesbians, gay men, and bisexuals represent a sexual minority, and like other minorities, they often face experiences of discrimination.’
    • ‘The choice can be even more complicated for gays, lesbians, bisexuals, and transgendered people.’