plea·​sure·​less | \ ˈple-zhər-ləs How to pronounce pleasureless (audio) , ˈplā-\

Definition of pleasureless

: giving no pleasure

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Kobayashi basically rewrote the book on how to turn pleasureless gluttony into a profession. Washington Post, "ESPN’s new film says as much about America as it does about competitive eating," 1 July 2019 But the issue of female pleasure becomes the novel’s central, surprisingly pleasureless theme. Ron Charles | The Washington Post,, "Elizabeth Gilbert will visit Portland to discuss her new novel, ‘City of Girls,’ about a young woman’s summer of sex," 7 June 2019

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First Known Use of pleasureless

1567, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jul 2019

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something desired as essential

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