Definitions

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  • verb Simple past tense and past participle of unsex.
  • adjective Not separated by gender

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  • adjective deprived of sexual capacity or sexual attributes

Etymologies

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From unsex

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From un- +‎ sexed

Examples

  • Robinson was named as one of the "unsexed" women writer's in

    Editorial Notes to 'Letter to the Women of England'

  • I have had four offers of marriage since I "unsexed" myself (that's the proper expression, I believe), and all from most respectable, well-to-do, worthy men; and I really think they all cared for me.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 31, October, 1873

  • Much effort is wasted in showing that women will become "unsexed" and "masculine" by assuming these human duties.

    Women and Economics: A Study of the Economic Relation Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution

  • And after all, the woman reformers, whose strongly-marked individuality or coarser fibre of being permits them to take positions or give utterance to sentiments which enables the public (itself more culpable) to cry "unsexed" "mannish," -- are but few.

    The Woman's Advocate.

  • And after all, the woman reformers, whose strongly-marked individuality or coarser fibre of being permits them to take positions or give utterance to sentiments which enables the public (itself more culpable) to cry "unsexed" "mannish," -- are but few.

    Thrown Upon the World. Part First

  • And after all, the woman reformers, whose strongly-marked individuality or coarser fibre of being permits them to take positions or give utterance to sentiments which enables the public (itself more culpable) to cry "unsexed" "mannish," -- are but few.

    THE WOMAN'S ADVOCATE

  • Miss Corelli tells us that the woman who is 'well-nigh stripped to man's gaze every night,' and who 'drinks too much wine and brandy,' is not subjected to this reproach, whilst if another woman 'prefers to keep her woman's modesty, and execute some great work of art which shall be as good or even better than anything man can accomplish, she will be dubbed "unsexed" instantly,' Where has Miss Corelli found the society of which these amazing things are true?

    My Contemporaries In Fiction

  • But overall, the number of unsexed Americans is startling high.

    Dirty talk? New sex survey's surprising stats

  • These scornful pieces of media claimed the New Woman had “unsexed” herself and lost the respect of men.

    The New Woman, 1880-1915 | Edwardian Promenade

  • Evelyn Baring, the British administrator who ran Egypt from 1883 to 1907, firmly opposed women's suffrage in London—he sneered at the idea of "the unsexed woman voting at the polling booth"—yet in North Africa he championed the cause of unveiling as a civilizing reform.

    The Return Of the Veil

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