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sex appeal (uncountable)

  1. Sexual attractiveness. [from 1910s]
    He may be as thick as a plank, but he sure has some sex appeal.
    • 1913 May 15, Elizabeth Newport Hepburn, quoting Josephine Jewell Dodge, “A Question Not of Sex Appeal; But of Prevailing Mode.”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      But when she goes on to remark that “it is the height of folly to say that woman, who has been taught by the uncounted ages that her strongest hold on man is because of her sex, can throw off or disregard the knowledge that her sex appeal is the strongest weapon she has” then I am appalled at the extreme illogic of the lady!
    • 2010, BioWare, Mass Effect 2 (Science Fiction), Redwood City: Electronic Arts, →OCLC, PC, scene: Omega (Samara: The Ardat-Yakshi):
      Samara: She impresses with sophistication and sex appeal. Then she strikes. The hunt interests her as much as the conquest.

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Borrowed from English sex appeal.

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  • IPA(key): /sɛk.s‿a.pil/
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sex appeal m (uncountable)

  1. sex appeal

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sex appeal m (uncountable)

  1. sex appeal (sexual attractiveness)
    Synonym: apelo sexual