from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Not sexual; unconcerned with sex or sexuality.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Having no distinction of sex; sexless; neuter.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Having no sex; sexless; asexual.
  • Done by or characteristic of sexless animals: as, the non-sexual conjugation of protozoans.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. not having or involving sex


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  • Similarly, WAC officers attempted to channel lesbian tendencies into nonsexual obedience to superiors.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Men were advised to redirect their sexual energies into work, and women were told that females were naturally nonsexual and that “good” women were pure and chaste.

    A Renegade History of the United States

  • Massa gave contradictory explanations for his behavior, acknowledging he groped and tickled a staffer in a nonsexual way and wrestled with others at his 50th birthday party, but then denying any groping occurred.

    Chris Lee Shirtless Photo Controversy Prompt Congressman To Resign

  • Jerry Brown last month signed into law a plan to move people convicted of crimes deemed "non-serious, nonviolent and nonsexual" to county jails with some of the costs paid by the state.

    Prison Ruling Rattles California Budget

  • The scholarly Arden footnotes both the sexual and nonsexual readings of the line, although its explanation of the latter — that she wants somebody else's beard on her chin — seems reminiscent of the puritanical bowdlerizing of editions past.

    Lance Mannion:

  • Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill 109, which would move people convicted of crimes deemed "non-serious, nonviolent and nonsexual" to county jails with some of the costs paid by the state—a plan known as "realignment."

    California Moves to Cut Inmate Population After Ruling

  • In a perfect world, then, would tickling and wrestling be more incorporated into society, teaching us more ways to make physical contact that are nonsexual?

    Tickle, tickle (part 2)

  • Other recent "bro" blends are a bit more macho: brogrammer (bro + programmer), "a programmer who behaves in a stereotypically frat-boy manner"; bromance (bro + romance) "a close but nonsexual relationship between two men"; and brodeo (bro + rodeo), "a social gathering primarily or exclusively of men."

    Week in Words

  • Mr. Canfield said his client admits to running a nonsexual "companionship service," not a prostitution ring.

    Lower Bail Is Set in Prostitution Case

  • They can have brotherly love and nonsexual affection among men without sex.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Criminal Charges Against Anti-Homosexuality Street Preacher Dropped in England


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