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Not sexually attractive or exciting.‘unsexy knee-length skirts’‘she found him utterly unsexy’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’’
- ‘We have had to struggle with commissars and secret-police censors; you have only to deal with bank managers… and unsexy parliamentary librarians’
- ‘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).’
- ‘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.’
- ‘I'm not sure what happened, but a combination of terribly unsexy events brought the site to a stand still.’
- ‘It's proving very hard to attract young people in as it's seen as rather unsexy and needs a bit of a makeover.’
- ‘I'm definitely not saying that women should be unsexy or unsexual, or wear parkas all the time and hide their bodies.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She put out a book of photos called ‘Sex’ that was one of the most unsexy things I'd ever seen.’
- ‘It's a totally ridiculous, completely unsexy word.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘Hallstrom makes Venice look beautiful, which is easy, and Miller seem bland and unsexy - which is the only remarkable thing about his film.’
- ‘Picky eaters, calorie counters, carb avoiders - whatever you want to call them, it all spells uptight and unsexy as far as we're concerned.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The artist-rights movement ‘is an unglamorous, unfun, unsexy part of this business that the public won't find fascinating,’ Kramer adds.’
- ‘Because the intent behind the sex is clinical, the steady stream of graphic episodes in the novel becomes numbing, unsexy and, well, clinical.’
- ‘And maybe, where women are concerned, the belief that glasses are unsexy is a subtle way of saying that brains aren't sexy…’
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