pleasureless

adjective

plea·​sure·​less ˈple-zhər-ləs How to pronounce pleasureless (audio)
ˈplā-
: giving no pleasure

Examples of pleasureless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kobayashi basically rewrote the book on how to turn pleasureless gluttony into a profession. Washington Post, 1 July 2019 But the issue of female pleasure becomes the novel’s central, surprisingly pleasureless theme. Ron Charles | The Washington Post, oregonlive.com, 7 June 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

1567, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pleasureless was in 1567

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“Pleasureless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pleasureless. Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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