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Androgynous vs. Unisex

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Androgynousadjective

Possessing the sex organs of both sexes.

Unisexadjective

Not distinguished on the basis of sex or gender; suitable for any sex or gender.

‘Kim is a unisex name.’;

Androgynousadjective

Pertaining to a feature or characteristic that is not definitively of either sex.

‘Nicknames like Pat, Sam, and Chris are androgynous, used by both men and women.’;

Unisexadjective

(dated) Of or pertaining to only one sex or gender; unisexual.

Androgynousadjective

Possessing qualities of both sexes.

Unisexnoun

The state of not being distinguished on the basis of sex or gender; the state of being suitable for any sex or gender.

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Androgynousadjective

Uniting both sexes in one, or having the characteristics of both; being in nature both male and female; hermaphroditic.

‘The truth is, a great mind must be androgynous.’;

Unisexadjective

not distinguished on the basis of sex

Androgynousadjective

Bearing both staminiferous and pistilliferous flowers in the same cluster.

Unisex

Unisex is an adjective indicating something is not sex-specific, i.e. is suitable for any type of sex.

Androgynousadjective

being the sex (of plant or animal) that produces gametes (spermatozoa) that perform the fertilizing function in generation;

‘a male infant’; ‘a male holly tree’;

Androgynousadjective

partly male and partly female in appearance; of indeterminate sex

‘a stunningly androgynous dancer’; ‘he used surgery and cosmetics to make his face look pasty and bizarrely androgynous’;

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Androgynousadjective

having the physical characteristics of both sexes; hermaphrodite.

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