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1. Lacking sexual characteristics; neuter.
2. Lacking in sexual interest or activity: a sexless marriage.

sex′less·ly adv.
sex′less·ness n.
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1. (Biology) having or showing no sexual differentiation
2. having no sexual desires
3. sexually unattractive
ˈsexlessly adv
ˈsexlessness n
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014


(ˈsɛks lɪs)

1. having or seeming to have no sex.
2. having or seeming to have no sexual desires.
3. having no sexual interest or appeal.
sex′less•ly, adv.
sex′less•ness, n.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sexless - having no or imperfectly developed or nonfunctional sex organs
asexual, nonsexual - not having or involving sex; "an asexual spore"; "asexual reproduction"
2.sexless - having no sexual desire
unsexy - not sexually aroused or arousing
3.sexless - sexually unattractive
unsexy - not sexually aroused or arousing
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adjective asexual, androgynous, neuter, hermaphrodite, nonsexual, parthenogenetic, epicene The research team has made a mistake by keeping the robots sexless.
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عَديم الجِنْس
cinsiyeti olmayaneşeysiz


[ˈsekslɪs] ADJ (= not interested in sex) → asexuado, desprovisto de instinto sexual; (= not sexually attractive) → desprovisto de atractivo sexual (Bio) → sin sexo, asexual
a sexless marriageun matrimonio sin sexo
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005


[ˈsɛksləs] adj [person] → asexué(e); [relationship] → platoniquesex life nvie f sexuellesex maniac nobsédé(e) m/f sexuel(le)sex object nobjet m sexuelsex offender ndélinquant(e) m/f sexuel(le)
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[ˈsɛkslɪs] adj (neuter) → asessuato/a; (incapable of sexual feeling) → frigido/a; (not sexually attractive) → per niente sensuale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995


(seks) noun
1. either of the two classes (male and female) into which human beings and animals are divided according to the part they play in producing children or young. Jeans are worn by people of both sexes; What sex is the puppy?
2. the fact of belonging to either of these two groups. discrimination on the grounds of sex; (also adjective) sex discrimination.
ˈsexist adjective
showing contempt for the other sex. a very sexist remark.
ˈsexless adjective
neither male nor female.
sexual (ˈsekʃuəl) adjective
concerned with the production of young or children. the sexual organs.
ˈsexually adverb
ˈsexy adjective
having sex appeal.
sexual abuse noun
taking advantage of someone sexually in a cruel way.
sex appeal
the quality of being attractive to people of the other sex. That actress has sex appeal.
sexual harassment noun
touching someone or demanding to have sex with a person against her/his will, or making sexual remarks about a person.
sexual intercourse
the sexual activity between a man and woman that is necessary for the producing of children.
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References in classic literature ?
She was a mere girl--and a boyish girl at that--with sunburned fingers that delighted in doing what boys' fingers did; with a body and muscles that liked swimming and violent endeavour of all sorts; with a mind that was daring, but that dared no farther than boys' adventures, and that delighted in rifles and revolvers, Stetson hats, and a sexless camaraderie with men.
A man who would have been afraid ten years before of going every day to the house when there was a girl of seventeen there, for fear of compromising her and committing himself, would now go boldly every day and treat her not as a marriageable girl but as a sexless acquaintance.
To continue with the German genders: a tree is male, its buds are female, its leaves are neuter; horses are sexless, dogs are male, cats are female--tomcats included, of course; a person's mouth, neck, bosom, elbows, fingers, nails, feet, and body are of the male sex, and his head is male or neuter according to the word selected to signify it, and NOT according to the sex of the individual who wears it--for in Germany all the women either male heads or sexless ones; a person's nose, lips, shoulders, breast, hands, and toes are of the female sex; and his hair, ears, eyes, chin, legs, knees, heart, and conscience haven't any sex at all.
To describe a wife as sexless may be called under-description; that is bad enough, but over-description is surely worse.
They are cold, slim, sexless; the physique is not generous, not abundant; it is only the drapery, the skirts and furbelows (that is, I mean in the young lady who has her mother) that are abundant.
Because Mildred was indifferent to him he had thought her sexless; her anaemic appearance and thin lips, the body with its narrow hips and flat chest, the languor of her manner, carried out his supposition; and yet she was capable of sudden passions which made her willing to risk everything to gratify them.
Her theory was that they should turn themselves into unscrupulous sexless nuisances.
A wet and bedraggled creature, a sort of sexless and shivering scarecrow, washed glasses in there, bending over a wooden tub by the light of a tallow dip.
Ulrika Jonsson has reportedly signed up for First Dates four months after ending her "sexless" marriage to her third husband.
MAURA Higgins said it was "hard" to keep her hands off Curtis Pritchard in the sexless villa - admitting she was "horny".
I've brought it up a couple of times and he always says, "Sure, just not tonight." It's been a sexless five years and I don't know what to do.
But her best efforts are wasted in this confused, overstuffed, sexless, bloodless bore of a missed opportunity.