unsexy

adjective
un·​sexy | \ ˌən-ˈsek-sē \
unsexier; unsexiest

Definition of unsexy

: not sexy : not sexually suggestive or appealing a modest, unsexy dress also : not generally attractive or appealing … prefer their wine aged and dated, not bottled in an unsexy jug … — Jaclyn Fierman

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Other Words from unsexy

unsexily \ ˌən-​ˈsek-​sə-​lē \ adverb
unsexiness \ ˌən-​ˈsek-​sē-​nəs \ noun

Examples of unsexy in a Sentence

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In what’s become a loud, extreme and disruptive era in the history of business, the unsexy choice is sometimes the sensible one. Sam Walker, WSJ, "Goodbye Swaggering CEOs; Hello Mr. Rogers," 3 Nov. 2018 If Casper could build brand affinity in the unsexy mattress space, couldn’t Udashkin do it with luggage? Chavie Lieber, Vox, "When the “best” busts: the spectacular rise and fall of smart luggage startup Raden," 12 Dec. 2018 Gucci has embraced a quirky, at times resolutely unsexy, aesthetic. Suzanne Kapner, WSJ, "Michael Kors Woos Versace in Push for Foothold in High Fashion," 24 Sep. 2018 Everything from unpretentious, unsexy Aquaphor ointment to crystal-clear lip gloss and everything in between. Karina Hoshikawa, Allure, "7 Ways to Highlight Your Face Without Using Actual Highlighter," 3 Oct. 2018 In that light, the undies are provocative by virtue of their unabashedly unsexy proportions. Liana Satenstein, Vogue, "Are You Ready for the Return of Tighty-Whities? Gucci Sure Is," 25 Sep. 2018 Energy efficiency is the unsexy side of the world’s energy debate. Russell Gold, WSJ, "Can India Afford to Cool Down?," 21 Nov. 2018 And a lot of that is just the simple, unsexy, does the email show up? Eric Johnson, Recode, "Social media makes us angry and unfocused. Is email the answer?," 6 Sep. 2018 There's something fundamentally unsexy about wearing a medical device 24 hours a day. Sue Campbell, Good Housekeeping, "Why Wearing a Bikini Will Help Me Feel Better About Having Diabetes," 7 Mar. 2016

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First Known Use of unsexy

1959, in the meaning defined above

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