sexless

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj sexless sexually unattractive
    • adj sexless having no sexual desire
    • adj sexless having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Sexless Having no sex.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • sexless Having, or as if having, no sex; not sexed; neuter as to gender.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Sexless having no sex
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Quotations

  • Christabel Pankhurst
    Christabel Pankhurst
    “Ability is sexless.”
  • Heathcote Williams
    Heathcote Williams
    “Reason is emotion for the sexless.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. sexe—L. sexussecāre, to cut.

Usage

In literature:

We are sexless and sex exists on Mars only for the purpose for which it was intended, the perpetuation of our species.
"Giants on the Earth" by Sterner St. Paul Meek
There was a sexlessness about her that inspired vulgarity.
"Erik Dorn" by Ben Hecht
Higher and higher rose the clear, sexless notes, till two of them met and mingled in a triumphant trill.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Her theory was that they should turn themselves into unscrupulous sexless nuisances.
"Chance" by Joseph Conrad
Only Una was not sexless.
"The Job" by Sinclair Lewis
It seemed to be a human voice, and yet oddly sexless.
"Tongues of Conscience" by Robert Smythe Hichens
Always it was pure and sexless ... always abstract emotion has guided her interpretations.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
In the midst of an obscuring dust of discussion, floated fragments of condemnation: 'Sexless creatures!
"The Convert" by Elizabeth Robins
In its higher levels it is absolutely Sexless.
"Visions and Revisions" by John Cowper Powys
It may even be said, by an enormous paradox, to become sexless.
"Suspended Judgments" by John Cowper Powys
In the sexlessness of art these things were unnoticed.
"The Paliser case" by Edgar Saltus
His imagination was singularly sexless.
"The American Mind" by Bliss Perry
The soul on its home plane is, of course, sexless.
"Elementary Theosophy" by L. W. Rogers
Slowly but surely man is freeing his imagination of these sexless phantoms, of these cruel ghosts.
"The Ghosts" by Robert G. Ingersoll
She wore her riding suit, and her crimson mantle, which, luckily, was sexless, was wrapped about her.
"Francezka" by Molly Elliot Seawell
Their relations were easy and sexless.
"Ancestors" by Gertrude Atherton
Although, come to think of it, he really was the food-giver to this bunch of sexless wonders.
"The World That Couldn't Be" by Clifford Donald Simak
The flying forms were sexless and his eyes pursued them like a worshipper.
"Fairfax and His Pride" by Marie Van Vorst
It has suffered from the obsession at one time of sex, at another time of sexlessness.
"The Book of This and That" by Robert Lynd
She is sexless and well-mannered and unconsciously humorous.
"The Career of Katherine Bush" by Elinor Glyn
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In poetry:

What sterile growths of sexless root
Or epicene?
What flower of kisses without fruit
Of love, Faustine?
"Faustine" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
O LOVE! what shall be said of thee?
The son of grief begot by joy?
Being sightless, wilt thou see?
Being sexless, wilt thou be
Maiden or boy?
"Fragoletta" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

Lasting love, marriage age, personality quiz and sexless marriages.
It's early in the year, but I defy any 2008 comedy to be as stupid, slack and sexless as Fool's Gold.
Faux San Francisco pageant aimed at quashing nerdy, sexless stereotypes.
I felt worthless, sexless , a freak.
In a Sexless Marriage, the Marriage Is the Problem, Not the Breast-Feeding.
Sexless Marriage Is Surprisingly Common.
Blogs Sexless Flies Drown Sorrows in Alcohol.
The Owl City "Adult Onesie": Wear It At Your Next Completely Sexless Sleepover.
Caught Between Mom and Fiancee, Struggling in a Sexless Marriage, Coping With Suicide Threats, Flea-Ridden In-Laws' Home and Go, Red Sox.
Poitier has been revered as the first black superstar and criticized for his saintly, sexless and sentimentalized screen image.
Start hating me now, Twihards, but the sexless, bloodless, padded and plodding Breaking Dawn, Part 1 is the worst Twilight movie to date.
Romanians are prisoners of sexlessness.
Sexless and penniless dumbass armed with a BB Gun robs a 7-11.
I felt worthless , sexless, a freak.
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