Meaning of sapiosexual in English:


Pronunciation /ˌseɪpɪəʊˈsɛkʃʊəl/


  • (of a person) finding intelligence sexually attractive or arousing.

    ‘I met a PhD student from Germany who told me that he was sapiosexual’
    • ‘I definitely remember seeing people who wrote somewhere on their profile that they were sapiosexual.’
    • ‘We at have possibly grown a little too old to keep it touch with the sapiosexual, flamboyant youth.’
    • ‘In the throes of a passionate sapiosexual infatuation with the senator, she wrote: "Is he too intelligent to be president of the United States?"’
    • ‘I don't have a type; I am more of a sapiosexual person.’
    • ‘To be honest, in this world everyone is a sapiosexual person.’


  • A person who finds intelligence sexually attractive or arousing.

    ‘I'm a sapiosexual and I like to talk’
    • ‘You might want to reconsider calling yourself a sapiosexual on your online dating profile.’
    • ‘There's still time to integrate the new words into your vocabulary, which may endear you to the nearest sapiosexual.’
    • ‘The Sydney-based human resources consultant describes himself as a sapiosexual and has made up a T-shirt, sweatshirt and cap printed with the words "I love being single" to declare his commitment to the solo life.’
    • ‘Some dating profiles say they are looking for 'sapiosexuals'.’
    • ‘He appears to think of himself as a 'sapiosexual'.’


Early 21st century from Latin sapiens ‘wise’ + sexual, on the model of heterosexual and homosexual.