Definitions

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  • adjective Not sexy.
  • adjective of research, etc. Perceived as not having wide contemporary interest; plodding.

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  • adjective not sexually aroused or arousing

Etymologies

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un- +‎ sexy

Examples

  • Obama deserves credit for spending political capital on the "unsexy" issue of government management, Brookings Institution scholar Stephen Hess said.

    Obama to order federal agencies to compile 'do not pay list'

  • Obama deserves credit for spending political capital on the "unsexy" issue of government management, Brookings Institution scholar Stephen Hess said.

    Obama to order federal agencies to compile 'do not pay list'

  • However, the writing is on the wall for this "unsexy" politician, and Obama would do well to keep a polite distance from him.

    US-Canadian relations: A first 'first' for Obama

  • Obama and Bloomberg make very similar statements about the importance of investing in the nation's infrastructure, as "unsexy" as they both claim the issue to be.

    Miriam Hess: Obama Veepstakes: Michael Bloomberg

  • I'm just guessing, but maybe emo is supposed to look "unsexy" or at the very least, androgynous, for this very reason.

    I hate emo (What if No One's Watching?)

  • In regards to Anonymous's comment on Hot Mothers, which passed under my radar till now why is it always women that bear the brunt of 'unsexy' in parenthood?

    Our Motherhood, Our Selves

  • My other problem was that my job title was distinctly "unsexy".

    What's in a name?

  • My other problem was that my job title was distinctly "unsexy".

    Archive 2004-06-01

  • That was why, in her 'unsexy' opinion, what went on in politicians 'bedrooms (or indeed lavatory cubicles) was a matter of public interest, and their sexual conduct did have ramifications for their professional character.

    Boiling a Frog

  • That was why, in her 'unsexy' opinion, what went on in politicians 'bedrooms (or indeed lavatory cubicles) was a matter of public interest, and their sexual conduct did have ramifications for their professional character.

    Boiling a frog

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