[ seks-lis ]
See synonyms for sexless on
  1. having or seeming to have no sex; neuter.

  2. having or seeming to have no sexual desires.

  1. having no sex appeal; sexually uninteresting.

Origin of sexless

First recorded in 1590–1600; sex + -less

Other words from sexless

  • sex·less·ly, adverb
  • sex·less·ness, noun

Words Nearby sexless Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use sexless in a sentence

  • sexless though it was, the Zark must possess the characteristics of life, since it was obviously alive.

    Insidekick | Jesse Franklin Bone
  • We have never aligned ourselves with either Argo or Hama, but rise in the sexless swell of the ocean.

    The Jewels of Aptor | Samuel R. Delany
  • We wonder whether the quantity of food may not decide the fate of the egg, originally sexless.

    More Hunting Wasps | J. Henri Fabre
  • Viewing one's intended as a depersonalized, sexless piece of machinery is not especially conducive to love.

    Warm | Robert Sheckley
  • She admired Bertie too, and they used often to talk about getting engaged to each other some day, in a mild and sexless fashion.

    Dodo's Daughter | E. F. Benson

British Dictionary definitions for sexless


/ (ˈsɛkslɪs) /

  1. having or showing no sexual differentiation

  2. having no sexual desires

  1. sexually unattractive

Derived forms of sexless

  • sexlessly, adverb
  • sexlessness, noun

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