quasi-erotically

erotic

[ih-rot-ik]
adjective Also, erotical.
1.
arousing or satisfying sexual desire: an erotic dance.
2.
of, pertaining to, or treating of sexual love; amatory: an erotic novel.
3.
subject to or marked by strong sexual desire.
noun
4.
an erotic poem.
5.
an erotic person.

Origin:
1615–25; < Greek erōtikós of love, caused by love, given to love, equivalent to erōt- (stem of érōs) Eros + -ikos -ic

erotically, adverb
antierotic, adjective
nonerotic, adjective
nonerotically, adverb
pseudoerotic, adjective
pseudoerotically, adverb
quasi-erotic, adjective
quasi-erotically, adverb
unerotic, adjective

erotic, erratic, exotic.


1. sensuous, sexy, aphrodisiac, erogenous.
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source Link To quasi-erotically
Collins
World English Dictionary
erotic (ɪˈrɒtɪk)
 
adj
1.  of, concerning, or arousing sexual desire or giving sexual pleasure
2.  marked by strong sexual desire or being especially sensitive to sexual stimulation
 
n
3.  a person who has strong sexual desires or is especially responsive to sexual stimulation
 
[C17: from Greek erōtikos of love, from erōs love]
 
e'rotically
 
adv

Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 10th Edition
2009 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009
Cite This Source
Etymonline
Word Origin & History

erotic
1620s (implied in erotical), from Fr. érotique, from Gk. erotikos, from eros (gen. erotos) "sexual love" (see Eros). Eroticize is from 1914. Erotomaniac "one driven mad by passionate love" (sometimes also used in the sense of "nymphomaniac") is from 1858.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source
American Heritage
Medical Dictionary

erotic e·rot·ic (ĭ-rŏt'ĭk)
adj.

  1. Of or concerning sexual love and desire.

  2. Tending to arouse sexual desire.

  3. Dominated by sexual love or desire.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
Copyright © 2014 Dictionary.com, LLC. All rights reserved.
  • Please Login or Sign Up to use the Recent Searches feature