sex·​less | \ ˈseks-ləs How to pronounce sexless (audio) \

Definition of sexless

1 : lacking sex : neuter
2 : devoid of sexual interest or activity

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Other Words from sexless

sexlessly adverb
sexlessness noun

Examples of sexless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web We have been married for 14 years, the last six of which have been sexless and loveless. Abigail Van Buren, oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2021 Each episode is composed of a single, anonymous, one-off couples-counseling-session mediated by Perel and brought to life through everyday domestic dramas: sexless marriages, salacious affairs, competing fantasies of reconciliation. Maya Binyam, Vulture, 13 Apr. 2021 Al is a stand-in for a model minority: an unthreatening, sexless, subservient presence in Riley's home. Kelly Lawler, USA TODAY, 1 Apr. 2021 Over the last few days, various right-wing figures have been stoking hysterical panic over the apparent news that Hasbro somehow got rid of Mr. Potato Head's gender, rendering him into some kind of sexless Tumblr alien. Ryan Cooper, TheWeek, 4 Mar. 2021 Miranda has a high-powered career as a lawyer but is constantly cast as a sexless spinster, a pseudo-lesbian. Consider the arcs of the four main characters. Default Friend, Washington Examiner, 21 Jan. 2021 Food became a neutral zone, apolitical and sexless, of pure pleasure. Aaron Timms, The New Republic, 4 Dec. 2020 In short, if your current sexless state was working for you and your husband, then the norm — whatever that is — wouldn't matter. Amy Dickinson, Star Tribune, 16 Nov. 2020 Minus one vague romantic subplot, Vampires vs. the Bronx is entirely sexless, giving the movie room to explore Stoker’s other, more poignant themes. Emma Grey Ellis, Wired, 2 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of sexless

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of sexless was in 1605

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29 Apr 2021

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“Sexless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of sexless

: not having sexual activity : not including sex
: not looking like either a male or female

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