Definition of sex-starved in US English:

sex-starved

adjective

  • Lacking and strongly desiring sexual gratification.

    ‘as sex-starved adolescents we preened in front of our bedroom mirrors’
    • ‘Look… you're our little sister and it's our job to protect you from all the sex-starved bastards out there.’
    • ‘Tamsin plays Fran, a neurotic, sex-starved thirty-something who loves Bernard dearly, but is grateful for the arrival of Manny: somebody else to suffer Bernard's moods.’
    • ‘In fact, Roddy's wife, the luscious and sex-starved Ariadne, is more than willing to sleep with Gerald to stop the sale.’
    • ‘Calling all desperate, lonely, sex-starved singletons - this is the biggest news of the year for you lot.’
    • ‘Less common, though, are sex-starved, rampaging pigs like Pugsley, the 400-pounder that tore through Steve and Gina Gantt's electric fence with a mean sparkle in his eye and a burning in his loins.’
    • ‘The film also stars Jared Leto as Alexander's special boyhood chum, Rosario Dawson as his sex-starved wife, Angelina Jolie as his nagging mother and Val Kilmer as his abusive father.’
    • ‘Three Playboy ‘Playmates’ perform a titillating routine before a crowd of restless and sex-starved enlisted men, precipitating a small riot and a near-mass rape.’
    • ‘James Mason is fine as the repressed protagonist, Peter Sellers is hilarious as Clare Quilty, but the real standout, cast-wise, is Shelley Winters, who continued to out-do herself in a role as a rather twisted, sex-starved hag.’
    • ‘In a surprising role, Hoffman hits the screen with tongue blazing as a neurotic, sexually ambiguous and sex-starved underground mobster named Mr. King.’
    • ‘During his travels, he encounters a smorgasbord of characters, from a siren-ish den of sex-starved farmer's daughters to a mysterious woodland healer to a lonely Queen Amidala wielding a shotgun.’
    • ‘‘Ladies and gentlemen, I am a desperate housewife,’ announced the first lady, referring to the raunchy TV sitcom oozing with sex-starved housewives on ABC these days.’
    • ‘It looked pretty but the plot development concerning the demented sex-starved soldiers didn't ring true for me at all.’
    • ‘At the art gallery Felix, a sex-starved film critic, is visiting an art gallery to try to pick up girls.’
    • ‘Or will she abandon her cherished ‘life of the mind’ to become one with the sex-starved, beer-starved, and nihilism-starved in order to be liked, fit in, and perhaps even loved?’
    • ‘An attractive young woman, she also sees imaginary people, in the form of her uptight immigrant sister (and her Australian boyfriend), her dead alcoholic father, and her sex-starved ex-boyfriend.’
    • ‘Equally good was Jennifer Jason Leigh playing Frannie's sex-starved half-sister Pauline.’
    • ‘Nagging criticism, serious fights, flirting with strangers, and starting an affair are the classical ways of breaking out of the cage of a sex-starved relationship.’
    • ‘The funniest scene in the film has her bartering with her sex-starved boyfriend.’
    • ‘It focused on the human material that has become Houellebecq's trademark subject: the love lives of sex-starved, bored, middle-aged mid-level bureaucrats.’
    • ‘No, this film comes from an original screenplay that deals with that favourite locale of films about sex-starved teens - summer camp.’

Pronunciation

sex-starved

/ˈsɛksˌstɑrvd//ˈseksˌstärvd/