Definition of unsexy in English:


adjectiveunsexier, unsexiest

  • Not sexually attractive or exciting.

    ‘unsexy knee-length skirts’
    ‘she found him utterly unsexy’
    • ‘It's proving very hard to attract young people in as it's seen as rather unsexy and needs a bit of a makeover.’
    • ‘Indeed she sees her work as an attempt to ‘hop out of the dungarees ‘, a reference to the unsexy worthiness generally associated with organic clothing.’’
    • ‘The role models are no longer the porn stars, the gym bunnies, the drugged-out club kids, the angry sexual liberationists (who are, by the way, the most unsexy people in the world).’
    • ‘The artist-rights movement ‘is an unglamorous, unfun, unsexy part of this business that the public won't find fascinating,’ Kramer adds.’
    • ‘I'm definitely not saying that women should be unsexy or unsexual, or wear parkas all the time and hide their bodies.’
    • ‘However, it clearly believes the UK economic cycle is running behind that in the US and hence its rediscovered penchant for certain out-of-fashion and still deeply unsexy UK stocks.’
    • ‘We have had to struggle with commissars and secret-police censors; you have only to deal with bank managers… and unsexy parliamentary librarians’
    • ‘The one exception to the muted response is that wild-eyed redhead, whose reaction to almost anything, to the embarrassment of her sober-suited boyfriend, is a wicked, not unsexy, cackle.’
    • ‘‘Whether it's a flaw in the education system or the media, voting has been given a reputation for being boring and unsexy,’ she said.’
    • ‘And maybe, where women are concerned, the belief that glasses are unsexy is a subtle way of saying that brains aren't sexy…’
    • ‘That means creating plenty of units in unsexy job categories such as civil affairs and military police - the sort of folk we could use to run Baghdad today.’
    • ‘It's not unsexy, it's not unromantic, it's not unreasonable, it's not lacking in passion or love, it's just the right thing.’
    • ‘I think she's smug, unfunny, unsexy, unclever - but not uninteresting.’
    • ‘It's a totally ridiculous, completely unsexy word.’
    • ‘Picky eaters, calorie counters, carb avoiders - whatever you want to call them, it all spells uptight and unsexy as far as we're concerned.’
    • ‘Hallstrom makes Venice look beautiful, which is easy, and Miller seem bland and unsexy - which is the only remarkable thing about his film.’
    • ‘Because the intent behind the sex is clinical, the steady stream of graphic episodes in the novel becomes numbing, unsexy and, well, clinical.’
    • ‘His own mode of transport is an unsexy necessity, he says, pointing out a white van parked on the road - it carries all their props and sets.’
    • ‘She put out a book of photos called ‘Sex’ that was one of the most unsexy things I'd ever seen.’
    • ‘I'm not sure what happened, but a combination of terribly unsexy events brought the site to a stand still.’