Definition of Erotic

1. Noun. An erotic person.

Generic synonyms: Sensualist

2. Adjective. Giving sexual pleasure; sexually arousing.
Exact synonyms: Titillating
Similar to: Sexy
Derivative terms: Eros, Eros

Definition of Erotic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the passion of love; treating of love; amatory.

2. n. An amorous composition or poem.

Definition of Erotic

1. Adjective. Relating to or tending to arouse sexual desire or excitement. ¹

2. Noun. An amorous composition or poem. ¹

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Definition of Erotic

1. an amatory poem [n -S] : EROTICAL [adj]

Medical Definition of Erotic

1. Lustful; relating to sexual passion; having the quality to produce sexual arousal. Origin: G. Erotikos, relating to love, fr. Eros, love (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Erotic

erosive adenomatosis of nipple
erosive gastritis

Literary usage of Erotic

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Main Currents in Nineteenth Century Literature by Georg Morris Cohen Brandes (1906)
"He is also the writer of some of the best and most musical erotic lyrics in existence. The music of his verse is more exuberant than delicate; ..."

2. Collected papers on analytical psychology by Carl Gustav Jung, Constance Ellen Long (1917)
"As a consequence of the recognition '.that the true root of the neurosis is not the trauma, hut the hidden erotic conflict, the trauma loses its pathogenic ..."

3. Teuffels̓ History of Roman Literature by Wilhelm Sigismund Teuffel (1891)
"Atta's collection of epigrams has already been mentioned above (§ 144, 3): L others, chiefly of an erotic character, were composed by Pompilius; ..."

4. The Orations of Demosthenes by Demosthenes (1902)
"Seeing, (to speak briefly,) that most erotic compositions bring disgrace rather ... What you will find the most erotic part of my lecture relates to this ..."

5. George Buchanan, Humanist and Reformer: A Biography by Peter Hume Brown (1890)
"This writing of erotic poetry made, in fact, an essential part of the discipline of the scholars of the Renaissance. If a scholar made any pretensions to be ..."

6. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"But the erotic School in America, save among certain ... gave them a chance for booty and notoriety,—the erotic School in America never imitated the fiercer ..."

7. Mediaeval Spanish Allegory by Chandler Rathfon Post (1915)
"THE erotic TRILOGY. EL INFIERNO DE LOS ENAMORADOS From this strong tradition of French and later Italian borrowing, as the discussion of the erotic Hell has ..."

8. Sex and the senses by James Samuel Van Teslaar (1922)
"erotic self-abuse is a pleasure craving indulgence which apears more often ... The erotic satisfaction itself may be thwarted, distorted or dissociated from ..."

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