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ˈkɪn zikin·sey

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  1. Kinsey, Alfred Charles Kinseynoun

    United States zoologist best known for his interview studies of sexual behavior (1894-1956)


  1. kinsey

    The term "Kinsey" often refers to Dr. Alfred Kinsey, an American biologist who was a pioneer in researching human sexuality, or to the Kinsey Scale. The Kinsey Scale, proposed by Alfred Kinsey in 1948, is used to describe a person's sexual orientation based on their experiences or responses at a given time. The scale typically ranges from 0, representing exclusive heterosexuality, to 6, representing exclusive homosexuality. So, people who identify as bisexual, for example, would typically fall in the middle of the scale.


  1. Kinsey

    Kinsey is a 2004 biographical film written and directed by Bill Condon. It describes the life of Alfred Kinsey, a pioneer in the area of sexology. His 1948 publication, Sexual Behavior in the Human Male was one of the first recorded works that tried to scientifically address and investigate sexual behaviour in humans. The movie also stars Laura Linney, Chris O'Donnell, Peter Sarsgaard, Timothy Hutton, John Lithgow, Tim Curry, Oliver Platt, Dylan Baker and William Sadler. The film received critical acclaim, including a 91% score on Rotten Tomatoes.

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Kinsey is ranked #2258 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Kinsey surname appeared 16,102 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 5 would have the surname Kinsey.

    76.3% or 12,287 total occurrences were White.
    17.7% or 2,860 total occurrences were Black.
    2.4% or 386 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2% or 328 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.9% or 159 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.5% or 81 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kinsey in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Kinsey in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of Kinsey in a Sentence

  1. Douglas Hartman:

    He had a life-and-death situation. He thought without question that Mr. Kinsey was going to die, be shot and murdered.

  2. Charles Kinsey:

    All Charles Kinsey has is a toy truck in Charles Kinsey hands. A toy truck, i am a behavior tech at a group home.

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    (used especially of glances) directed to one side with or as if with doubt or suspicion or envy
    • A. usurious
    • B. irascible
    • C. askant
    • D. flabby

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