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1Without sexual feelings or associations:‘she wore a grey frock, discreet and asexual’
asexual, sexless, unsexed, epiceneView synonyms
- ‘His James is celibate and asexual, without the homosexual yearnings suggested in Tóibín's novel, although Lodge does allow him the reflection that, if one had to, rather with a man than a woman.’
- ‘I mean, he's definitely not trying to be asexual.’
- ‘The amazing degree of variation in the experiences of asexual people suggests that the underlying causes of their lack of sexual attraction are very different.’
- ‘He was quite cute, but I was so asexual and shy I didn't even think about it.’
- ‘Millions of people have chosen or been forced into celibacy through religious circumstances or not getting married or simply being asexual in their orientation.’
- ‘Socialists, with some exceptions, have tended to believe that the proletariat should be kept in a state of hard-working asexual purity.’
- ‘That is not to say that Matisse was an asexual being.’
- ‘It's the sort of garment that nuns would approve of, as it renders a woman completely asexual.’
- ‘Mary's asexual image, I suspect, is partly to do with her assertion that fidelity isn't so terribly important and that Jeffrey isn't the first politician to indulge in a ‘fling’.’
- ‘But several biographers have argued that Barrie was asexual, possibly impotent, and certainly never acted on any improper urges.’
- ‘After each catty little spat, we cut to another uneventful rehearsal scene where boys and girls with asexual physiques pirouette weightlessly about the rehearsal room.’
- ‘Not surprisingly, there were fewer asexual people than sexual people currently in a long-term relationship.’
- ‘While I agree that this predicament probably sucks for his girlfriend, I also don't see why it would be a blessing for many other women, unless they too, were asexual.’
- ‘Married to a stereotypical, asexual soccer mom with two young kids, he sees Kathy as his escape from such mediocrity.’
- ‘In modern terms, he was most likely asexual (an increasingly recognised state).’
- ‘Should we extend that to expressions of disharmony against those of asexual orientation or gender identity?’
- ‘One of society's most cherished beliefs is that the workplace is, or should be, asexual.’
- ‘When people ask if I have a boyfriend, I laugh and tell them I've become asexual.’
- ‘Now more and more people are coming out as asexual.’
- ‘Hands stroked my hair, but their touch was utterly asexual.’
(of reproduction) not involving the fusion of gametes.
- ‘The organism can also go through asexual reproduction.’
- ‘Most reproduction is asexual, and this is accomplished by a wide variety of means, including fragmentation of filaments, but often involving the production of some kind of spore.’
- ‘It can either start asexual reproduction or it can produce gametes through mitosis.’
- ‘On the other hand, consider organisms that reproduce by agametic, asexual reproduction.’
- ‘During this period, each polyp is capable of budding new polyps though asexual reproduction in spring.’
- 2.1 Without sex or sexual organs:‘asexual parasites’
- ‘Our results also hold in both sexual and asexual species and recombining and nonrecombining chromosome regions.’
- ‘To experimentally measure this distribution requires either an asexual organism or a sexual line that is genetically homogeneous (homozygotic at each locus).’
- ‘Consequently, mean fitness at equilibrium is higher in sexual populations than in asexual populations when fitness interactions are negative.’
- ‘This, combined with a sufficiently high rate of deleterious mutation, can allow sexual genotypes to outcompete asexual genotypes in the face of the twofold cost of sex.’
- ‘The diagnosis is made by the observation of intracellular asexual forms of the parasite on thick and thin blood smears.’
- ‘Uh-huh… and did you know that angels are asexual?’
A person who has no sexual feelings or desires.
- ‘Ellen, my first choice in the book kept by the class asexual, chose my best friend Josh, he later told me, because he was safe.’
- ‘We had a written record, a closely held book, kept by the class asexual, listing everyone's first, second, and third choice in the opposite sex.’
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