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virgin

adjective

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1 never having had sexual relations
  • encouraged the virgin youths to remain chaste

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  • deflowered
2 being in an original and unused or unspoiled state
  • the state's only remaining virgin forest

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3 free from any trace of the coarse or indecent
  • his photographs of nudes have such a virgin purity about them that only a prude would find them objectionable

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4 existing without human habitation or cultivation
  • a vast expanse of virgin territory

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5 coming before all others in time or order
  • the political analyst's virgin effort at a cloak-and-dagger thriller

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virgin

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of virgin (Entry 2 of 2)

a person who is just starting out in a field of activity
  • a virgin in the world of comedy clubs, he's still learning to deal with hecklers

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The first known use of virgin was in the 13th century

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“Virgin.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/virgin. Accessed 20 Jan. 2022.

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