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 As the image of Asian men was once, in part, the architecture of racist legislation, the sexless, undesirable trope was further confirmed by Hollywood depictions of the race. NBC News, "Kellie Chauvin and a history of Asian women being judged for whom they marry," 22 June 2020 Getting hitched while either of these planets is tracking backwards is a surefire way to end up in a loveless, sexless union, according to Miller, founder of Astrology Zone. Molly Longman,, "Astrologer Susan Miller Tried To Warn Us About The 2020 Wedding Season," 13 May 2020 No artificial colors, no carabiners and dangling straps and sexless sea foam green fleece. Nellie Bowles, New York Times, "How to Prepare Now for the Complete End of the World," 5 Mar. 2020 So go three popular sexist tropes, with mothers — stereotypically sexless figures — usually falling into martyrdom or sainthood. Lena Wilson, New York Times, "When Moms Attack," 12 Feb. 2020 Luke by this point is sexless and undesiring, a politician’s notion of Young Heroism. Darren Franich,, "Return of the Jedi," 6 Nov. 2019 Maybe a tidy, sexless peck and then a realer, juicier smooch? Susanna Wolff, The New Yorker, "The Perfect Engagement Photo Session," 25 Nov. 2019 Alone on Christmas Eve 2008, a desperate Pittsburgh man named George Sodini sat at his computer and puzzled over his sexless life. David J. Krajicek,, "'Incel' killers: Man who gunned down three women in 2009 set tone for 'involuntary celibate' mass murderers," 6 May 2018 All those big-haired 1980s power ballads, once a guilty pleasure, prove well-suited to the high-gloss camp and sexless raunch of rock opera. Stephen Dalton, The Hollywood Reporter, "'Tina': Theater Review," 17 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of sexless

1605, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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27 Jun 2020

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“Sexless.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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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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