sexlessness


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sex·less

 (sĕks′lĭs)
adj.
1. Lacking sexual characteristics; neuter.
2. Lacking in sexual interest or activity: a sexless marriage.

sex′less·ly adv.
sex′less·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sexlessness - having no evident sex or sex organs
physiological property - a property having to do with the functioning of the body
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Beyond middle age, stereotypes hold that LGBT people "disappear" into loneliness, isolation, sexlessness, anxiousness, and depression.
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She [Moore] refuses to equate celibacy with sexlessness.
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