unerotic

adjective

un·​erot·​ic ˌən-i-ˈrä-tik How to pronounce unerotic (audio)
: marked by an absence of sexual desire or arousal : not erotic
an unerotic embrace
… I must say that eroticism is not this novel's problem. Rather it's a distinctly unerotic verbosity.Jack Sullivan
unerotically adverb

Examples of unerotic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The director Ninja Thyberg’s new film is graphic yet deeply unerotic. David Sims, The Atlantic, 19 May 2022 Holbein was sensitive but cautiously unerotic in picturing women, who are usually sombre. Peter Schjeldahl, The New Yorker, 21 Feb. 2022 Surprisingly, McKay offers nothing more graphic than that rather unerotic image. Michael Dirda, Washington Post, 5 Feb. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1930, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of unerotic was in 1930

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“Unerotic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unerotic. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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