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erotic

e·rot·ic

erotic

 
pronunciation:
ih ra tihk
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of or pertaining to sexual love.
She was fond of him but she had no erotic feelings for him.
synonyms:
amatory, sexual
similar words:
carnal, venereal
definition 2: tending to arouse or gratify sexual desire.
He keeps his erotic magazines under the bed.
synonyms:
sensual
similar words:
amorous, aphrodisiac, ardent, carnal, hot, lascivious, passionate, prurient, raunchy, risqué, romantic, seductive, sensuous, sexy, voluptuous, X-rated
definition 3: characterized by intense sexual desire.
The movie had put him in an erotic mood.
synonyms:
amorous, horny, hot, lustful, lusty, passionate, randy
similar words:
amatory, ardent, burning, carnal, lascivious, libidinous, romantic, sensual, sexy, torrid
derivation: erotically (adv.)
Word Parts
The word erotic contains the following part:
-ic Latin and Greek adjective-forming suffix that means like, pertaining to
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The suffix -ic attaches to roots and words of Greek or Latin origin to form adjectives. A few words ending in -ic (magic , critic , music ) were adjectives that became nouns in Greek before they entered English, also as nouns.