New Word Suggestion

Submitted By: Colin T. McDonough

Approval Status: Rejected

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Definition of Sapiosexual

One who finds intelligence the most sexually attractive feature; behaviour of becoming attracted to or aroused by intelligence and its use.

Additional Information

Sapiosexual is a neologism word (recently constructed word) that has come into common usage;, especially on social networking sites where some people are self-identifying as sapiosexual. Origins: From Latin root sapien, wise or intelligent, and Latin sexualis, relating to the sexes.

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Comment byPinkRhythm428 on 11 Oct 2013

In addition to the previous link to this word on Facebook, I would like to add a link to Pinterest. There are many search results on Pinterest for sapiosexual and even more on Google.

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Comment bymarkpostgate on 7 Sep 2013

Will the use of the word in literature help? I've written a poem to popularize its usage.

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Comment byjerry.king.5815 on 22 Jul 2013

Sapiosexual = someone slightly smarter then yourself.

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Comment byracebaker on 28 May 2013

This isn't a real word. Makes no sense as a sexual orientation. Only pretentious pseudo-intellectuals would use such a thing. Just say you're turned on by intelligence. There.

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Comment byBernadette on 10 Feb 2013

This is a word with a meaning worth using. The English language (indeed, any language) must accept new linguistic constructions. I find this a compelling new word! Collins Dictionary rejected this word for lack of evidence of use. If THAT'S the criteria, three quarters of the words in the dictionary should be expunged. This is a word worth promoting through use!

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Comment byEdmundShadman on 10 Feb 2013

Here's the link for evidence, enjoy the new numbers!

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Comment byEdmundShadman on 10 Feb 2013

How about 43,003 Likes, 13,002 Shares and 973 Comments about the word on Facebook. That counts! It's going viral. In the time I've written this the likes have increased by 1200 users, shares increased by 400 and comments 20. I took a 2 minute stop and the likes are up another 800 users, shares up another 200 and comments up another 15. The evidence is coming!

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Comment byjkeel on 9 Jan 2013

I would love to use this word, yet the irony of it being a modern and unsubstantiated word prevents me. I believe if some "dictionary" would back us up, use would increase.

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Comment byJenGovey on 9 Dec 2012

I discovered this word in use on Twitter and found this page googling it. Great word. I immediately put it to use.

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Comment byCollins Dictionary (Admin) on 8 Nov 2012

We can't find much evidence of this word in actual use. If you find more evidence please feel free to resubmit the word.

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