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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks reyt]
    • /ɛks reɪt/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [eks reyt]
    • /ɛks reɪt/

Definitions of x-rated word

  • adjective x-rated (of a motion picture) having a rating of X; intended for adults only. 1
  • adjective x-rated obscene, sexually explicit, or vulgar: X-rated language; X-rated magazines. 1
  • adjective x-rated film: pornographic 1
  • adjective x-rated explicitly sexual 1
  • adjective x-rated An X-rated movie or video contains sexual scenes that are considered suitable only for adults. 0
  • adjective x-rated (formerly, in Britain) (of a film) considered suitable for viewing by adults only 0

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Origin of x-rated

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
First recorded in 1970-75

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for X-rated


x-rated popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 53% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 65% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

Synonyms for x-rated

adj x-rated

  • amoral — If you describe someone as amoral, you do not like the way they behave because they do not seem to care whether what they do is right or wrong.
  • animalistic — If you describe a person or their behaviour as animalistic, you mean that they do not try to hide or control their basic feelings and physical needs.
  • foul-mouthed — using obscene, profane, or scurrilous language; given to filthy or abusive speech.
  • hardcore — unswervingly committed; uncompromising; dedicated: a hard-core segregationist.
  • ill-bred — showing lack of good social breeding; unmannerly; rude.

adjective x-rated

  • obscene — offensive to morality or decency; indecent; depraved: obscene language.
  • orgiastic — of, relating to, or having the nature of an orgy.
  • wanton — done, shown, used, etc., maliciously or unjustifiably: a wanton attack; wanton cruelty.

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