heterosexuality vs straightness what difference

what is difference between heterosexuality and straightness

English

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Etymology

From heterosexual +‎ -ity or hetero- +‎ sexuality

Pronunciation

Noun

heterosexuality (usually uncountable, plural heterosexualities)

  1. The state of being sexually and romantically attracted primarily or exclusively to persons of the opposite sex.
  2. Sexual activity with a person of the opposite sex.

Antonyms

  • homosexuality (which see for synonyms)

Hyponyms

  • heteroflexibility

Related terms

  • compulsory heterosexuality
  • heterosexual
  • heterosociality
  • heteroeroticism

Translations

See also

  • (sexual orientations) sexual orientation; asexual (-ity, ace), bisexual (-ity, bi), demisexual (-ity, demi), graysexual (-ity), heterosexual (-ity, straight), homosexual (-ity, gay, lesbian), omnisexual (-ity), pansexual (-ity, pan), plurisexual (-ity), polysexual (-ity), robosexual (-ity), sapiosexual (-ity), androsexual (-ity), gynesexual (-ity) (Category: en:Sexual orientations)


English

Etymology

From Middle English streightnes, equivalent to straight +‎ -ness. Cognate with Scots strauchtness, straichtness (straightness).

Noun

straightness (countable and uncountable, plural straightnesses)

  1. (uncountable) The state or quality of being straight (especially in the sense of “heterosexual”).
  2. (countable) The result or product of being straight.

Synonyms

  • heterosexuality

Antonyms

  • gayness

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