Definitions for virginityvərˈdʒɪn ɪ ti
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vir•gin•i•tyvərˈdʒɪn ɪ ti(n.)
the condition of being a virgin.
the condition of being pure or unused.
Informal. any naive or uninformed state.
Origin of virginity:
1250–1300; ME < AF, OF < L
the condition or quality of being a virgin
The state of being a virgin.
the quality or state of being a virgin; undefiled purity or chastity; maidenhood
the unmarried life; celibacy
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. Like chastity, the concept of virginity has traditionally involved sexual abstinence before marriage, and then to engage in sexual acts only with the marriage partner . Unlike the term premarital sex, which can refer to more than one occasion of sexual activity and can be judgment neutral, the concept of virginity usually involves moral or religious issues and can have consequences in terms of social status and in interpersonal relationships. The term originally only referred to sexually inexperienced women, but has evolved to encompass a range of definitions, as found in traditional, modern, and ethical concepts. Heterosexual individuals may or may not consider loss of virginity to occur only through penile-vaginal penetration, while people of other sexual orientations often include oral sex, anal sex or mutual masturbation in their definitions of losing one's virginity. Furthermore, whether a person can lose his or her virginity through rape is also subject to debate, with the belief that virginity can only be lost through consensual sex being prevalent in some studies.
Translations for virginity
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
the state of being a virgin.
- virgindadePortuguese (BR)
- die JungfrauGerman
- بكارت، پيغلتوبPashto
- jungfrudom, mödom, oskuldSwedish
- bekâret, kızlıkTurkish
- 童貞，貞潔Chinese (Trad.)
- незайманість, невинністьUkrainian
- دوشيزگي، بکارتUrdu
- sự trong trắngVietnamese
- 童贞，贞节Chinese (Simp.)
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