Sexual vs Behaviour - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between sexual and behaviour

is that sexual is (biology) a species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species while behaviour is the way a living creature behaves or acts.

As an adjective sexual

is of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.

sexual

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • Of or relating to having sex, sexual acts and sexual reproduction.
  • Of or relating to gender.
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  • Of or relating to sexuality; not asexual.
  • * 1994 , Purity & passion (ISBN 0802471307), page 67:
  • We don't often think of Jesus as a sexual' person, but He certainly was not asexual. He was not just God on earth. He was fully human and He was ' sexual , single, and celibate.
  • Of or relating to sexual orientations, sexual identity or preferences with respect to sexual intercourse
  • Derived terms

    * nonsexual * sexuality * sexualism * sexually * sexual politics * subsexual

    See also

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    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (biology) A species which reproduces by sexual rather than asexual reproduction, or a member of such a species.
  • (LGBT) A person who experiences attraction, a person who has interest in or desire for sex (especially as contrasted with an asexual).
  • Antonyms

    * (biology) asexual * (person) asexual

    behaviour

    English

    Alternative forms

    * (US) * (obsolete)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The way a living creature behaves or acts.
  • She can't stop the strange behaviour because she has OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder).
  • * 2014 , A teacher, " Choosing a primary school: a teacher's guide for parents", The Guardian , 23 September 2014:
  • Teachers will probably be on their best behaviour for your visit – but don't be upset if they don't even notice you; they've got enough going on.
  • The way a device or system operates.
  • Usage notes

    * Adjectives often applied to "behaviour" include: human, animal, physical, chemical, mechanical, electrical, organizational, corporate, social, collective, parental, interpersonal, sexual, criminal, appropriate, inappropriate, correct, incorrect, right, wrong, good, bad, acceptable, unacceptable, poor, ethical, unethical, moral, immoral, responsible, irresponsible, normal, odd, deviant, abnormal, violent, abusive, aggressive, offensive, defensive, rude, stupid, undesirable, verbal, nonverbal, learned, professional, unprofessional, adaptive, compulsive, questionable, assertive, disgusting, self-destructive.

    Derived terms

    * human behaviour