unsexy

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ sexy

Adjective[edit]

unsexy (comparative unsexier, superlative unsexiest)

  1. Not sexy.
  2. (of research etc) Perceived as not having wide contemporary interest; plodding.
    • 2020 December 2, Andy Byford talks to Paul Clifton, “I enjoy really big challenges...”, in Rail, page 52:
      Byford explains: "My first task is to maintain a good state of repair. Attend to the basics. The unsexy stuff - the tracks, the drains, things that don't involve a ribbon-cutting. [...]."

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

un- +‎ sexy

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʊnˌsɛksi/
  • Hyphenation: un‧se‧xy

Adjective[edit]

unsexy (comparative unsexyer, superlative am unsexysten)

  1. (informal) unsexy

Usage notes[edit]

  • See sexy for notes on declension. The equivalent is also true of unsexy.

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