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Definition of the noun virginity

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noun - plural: virginities

  1. the condition or quality of being a virgin
    • examples: Girls are losing their virginity earlier and earlier. | Shougongsha is an old Chinese technique to test woman's virginity. | I would rather die than relinquish my virginity before marriage
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic words: condition / status = a state at a particular time
    • attribute: chaste = morally pure


  1. "Virginity" is a 2008 film directed by Vitaly Mansky.
  2. "Virginity" is a 1995 short film written and directed by Loren Marsh.


Virginity is the state of a person who has never engaged in sexual intercourse. There are cultural and religious traditions which place special value and significance on this state, especially in the case of unmarried females, associated with notions of personal purity, honor and worth.

  • also known as Virgin

Phrases with Virginity

  1. Other Virginity
  2. Lose One's Virginity

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Virginity

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Google previewGender and U.S. Immigration (2003)

Contemporary Trends by Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo

Premarital virginity, as capital femenino, possesses the following characteristics: ( ) Virginity is a form of capital only women possess in the context of el mercado matrimonial (marriage market) in a patriarchal society. ( ) Women, not just men, ...

Google previewMarriage and Virginity (1996)

by Saint Augustine (Bishop of Hippo.)

Virginity Is an Anticipation of Heavenly Immortality 13. All these ...

Google previewTransformations of Urban and Suburban Landscapes (2002)

Perspectives from Philosophy, Geography, and Architecture by Gary Backhaus, John Murungi

A virgin land is still a cultured land since virginity is a cultural phenomenon. Nothing is inherently virgin. Virginity is a contingent patina of meaning that is placed on what is inherently without meaning. It is only by an act of violence that what is ...

Google previewThe Great Commentary of Cornelius À Lapide: I. Corinthians (1896)

by Cornelius Cornelii a Lapide

But virginity does bridle it more, nay, it wholly bridles concupiscence, whereas marriage gives it play; therefore virginity is a greater good, and more pleasing to God, and better than matrimony. This the Apostle teaches us expressly in ver.

Google previewWomen, Monstrosity and Horror Film (2017)

Gynaehorror by Erin Harrington

virginity is a passive state in which the female body has not (yet) been acted upon. The widespread use of the term 'penetration' as a word ...

Google previewAquinas and Modernity (2008)

The Lost Promise of Natural Law by Shadia B. Drury

Virginity is the successful avoidance of all sexual pleasures, including autoerotic ones.

Properly understood, virginity is a vow to renounce all carnal pleasures for love of God.13 It is the "continence whereby integrity of the flesh is vowed, ...

Google previewTreating Addicted Survivors of Trauma (1995)

by Katie Evans, J. Michael Sullivan

The conflict over losing versus maintaining virginity is an issue for most adolescents (17), but survivors of sexual abuse approach this conflict with many unresolved issues; for example, they often feel like "damaged goods." As one 15- year-old ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Jewish Medical Ethics (2003)

A Compilation of Jewish Medical Law on All Topics of Medical Interest ... by Avraham Steinberg, Fred Rosner

in the Bible is a woman who has never cohabited with a man and whose tokens of virginity remain intact.1 There is a difference between the virginity of a woman in ...

Google previewAn Introductory Dictionary of Theology and Religious Studies (2007)

by Orlando O. Espín, James B. Nickoloff

Boisclair See also VIRGINITY OF MARY (BIBLICAL THEOLOGY). VIRGIN BIRTH The virgin birth is a traditional teaching that proposes the conception and birth of Jesus to occur through the influence of the Holy Spirit without sexual ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Gender and Society (2009)

by Jodi O'Brien

Regarding cultural perceptions that are based on perceived gender roles, losing one's virginity can be interpreted as a source of either honor or shame. Technical virginity is a term used for having an intact hymen despite participating in other ...

Google previewThe Westminster Dictionary of Christian Theology (1983)

by Alan Richardson, John Bowden

For the Greek, virginity symbolized autarkeia (self- sufficiency). In Rome the institution of the Vestal Virgins goes back to 716-673 BC. Numa Pompilius placed distinguished women in its sacred hierarchy. A virgin- priestess was supposed to ...

Google previewRoutledge Encyclopedia of Ancient Mediterranean Religions (2015)

by Eric Orlin

Virginity and the images may have been intentionally multivalent. Theories about the use of the room are also many, but all that can be said with any certainty is that this was the most exclusive room in the house, and access would have been ...

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Quotes about Virginity

It is one of the superstitions of the human mind to have imagined that virginity could be a virtue. (Voltaire)
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Scrabble value of V4I1R1G2I1N1I1T1Y4

The value of this 9-letter word is 16 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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