Definition of sexless in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈseksləs/


1Lacking in sexual desire, interest, activity, or attractiveness: I’ve no patience with pious, sexless females
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  • Helena's desire to lose her virginity belies the image of the little Elizabethan sexless virgin who doesn't really have any sexual desire.
  • Veronica has no regard for puritanical ideologies or passively sexless females in her quest for self-realization through sexual freedom.
  • Instead, religious missionaries continue to bring boring, sexless dogma to the rest of the world, while soda pop executives continue to bring crisp, refreshing deliciousness.
2Neither male nor female: the stylized and sexless falsetto
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  • This was western art's first sexless nude, a body in motion, neither female nor male, rendered as a physicist or a stop-action photographer might see it, not as a painter was expected to.
  • She wasn't female anymore, just a sexless thief.
  • Nomi's look suggested dangerous androgyny, a sexless scariness that drew directly from both glitzy drag and gloomy Gothic ideals.
asexual, nonsexual, neuter;
androgynous, epicene



Example sentences
  • She does this first to sexlessly amuse herself out of her relationship drudgery and second because of her theory that women respond to women, not men.
  • It was so sexlessly British it made you want to emigrate.
  • The models were more outdoorsy and sensible, the clothing worn almost sexlessly.


Example sentences
  • Despite the almost pathological sexlessness of Bollywood films (nobody kisses in Devdas), there's still a lot of passion here, mostly in the alluring dance numbers.
  • People there, we believe (and have been repeatedly told) are smarter, righter, richer (their relative sexlessness is a strange aspect of their glamour).
  • It's beyond cliche now to bemoan the cold, sexlessness of the German language: the precise mathematical logic of the conjunctive, built words conspires straining out all rhythm or melody.

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Syllabification: sex·less

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