Definition of heterosexuality in English:


Translate heterosexuality into Spanish


  • The quality or characteristic of being sexually or romantically attracted exclusively to people of the opposite sex.

    ‘The audience is let in on the truth about the girls' heterosexuality much earlier than Paula is.’
    • ‘She thinks we should reject historical assumptions about sex, such as heterosexuality and monogamy.’
    • ‘Because heterosexuality is socially constructed as "normal" in our culture, the wide range of sexualities possible for humans is largely ignored by many educators.’
    • ‘I have a personal preference for teaching apparently "straightforward" texts, to show how their characterization and narrative are actually constructed and constrained by compulsory heterosexuality.’
    • ‘She was worried that I had ditched heterosexuality and converted religions all in one week.’
    • ‘He has always refused to proclaim an exclusive heterosexuality.’
    • ‘One interview even had her proclaiming her heterosexuality over and over again, hoping that her fans got the message.’
    • ‘You said that you didn't play the character as a gay man because his heterosexuality was evident in the screenplay.’
    • ‘The assumption of heterosexuality has been common in almost all family theorizing until very recently.’
    • ‘Men should not be expected to live up to stereotypical conceptions of heterosexuality and masculinity.’



/ˌhedərōˌsekSHəˈwalədē/ /ˌhɛdəroʊˌsɛkʃəˈwælədi/