Sapiosexual

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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.

Comments on Sapiosexual

Comment byPHTRANS on 13 Jul 2014

If you are inventing a word from Latin roots, why not have a degree of respect for the language you are using? If you do not you will convince those who do not read latin that the root "sapiont" exists.. The root is e as in sapiens , not o as that would retrovert to sapions Sapiesexual doesn't quite sound as pc as hetero or homo sexual though does it? Sapiensexual iis not cool either. Which is why perhaps you need to check what class of prefix hetero and homo are. Sapie is not a prefix, but is a little of an afterfix in the wrong place. Anyway,I find intelligence a total turn-on, as I am a bit thick myself...

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Comment bydrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr on 11 Jun 2014

The fact that username r.bannon87 used the word "your" instead of "you're" where required, caused me to create an account with a username reflecting my attraction towards a total douchebag who failed miserably at the opportunity to slam username blancasd on collinsdictionary. This probably makes me a douchersexual. Please add this word, so that I may feel like I can finally self-identify with my sexual attraction to douchebags like r.bannon87

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Comment byashZA on 11 Jun 2014

Not any worse of a word than other recent additions to our language. The language is evolving as it always has. Resistance is futile.

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Comment byr.bannon87 on 17 May 2014

The fact that you used the word moist instead of wet, makes me think your kind of dumb. Now add in the fact that I think your dumb use of the word "moist" is just a little bit appealing. So, not only have I shown you to be wrong, but now I task you with creating the word for my attraction to your lack of intelligence.

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Comment byblancasd on 15 May 2014

Irony: Using "Sapiophile" or "Sapiosexual", made up words, to describe how you're turned on by intelligence. Seriously, has anyone ever been turned on by how dumb someone is? "Oh my, his stupidity makes me moist!" Said no one ever.

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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. http://www.pinterest.com/search/pins/?q=sapiosexual

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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. http://www.poempigeon.com/poem.php?uid=4268

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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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