sexless

adjective

sex·​less ˈseks-ləs How to pronounce sexless (audio)
1
: lacking sex : neuter
2
: devoid of sexual interest or activity
sexlessly adverb
sexlessness noun

Examples of sexless in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Day and Rudolph's owners only hire the sexless and socially awkward. EW.com, 12 May 2024 Additionally, of couples in sexless marriages, about 80% report feeling a lack of emotional closeness, and about 60% report feeling neglected by their partners. USA TODAY, 27 Mar. 2024 Their trial marriages — Madlyn’s particularly horny one to Randall and Colby’s particularly sexless one to April — seemed to bring out all their worst problems. Charlotte Walsh, Vulture, 14 Mar. 2024 The hat, indeed, is a largely sexless item of clothing, which is fine. Hannah Jackson, Vogue, 29 Feb. 2024 Lucifer is cast as a classically handsome youth, his nude but sexless body stretched out horizontally, edge to edge across a nearly 2-foot-wide sheet. Christopher Knight, Los Angeles Times, 12 Dec. 2023 The sexless phenomenon has made its way into pop culture. Hannah Fry, Los Angeles Times, 3 Aug. 2023 Miranda’s husband, Steve, once a virile nice guy, is now sexless and hard of hearing. Rachel Syme, The New Yorker, 19 June 2023 While essentially sexless like most other boys’ action movies, Dial of Destiny’s MacGuffin is another revered historical relic, a gizmo created by Archimedes of Syracuse and considered by scientists to have time-travel capabilities. Armond White, National Review, 30 June 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

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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“Sexless.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sexless. Accessed 25 May. 2024.

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