Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun virginal

1 sense of virginal

Sense 1
virginal, pair of virginals -- (a legless rectangular harpsichord; played (usually by women) in the 16th and 17th centuries)
       => harpsichord, cembalo -- (a clavier with strings that are plucked by plectra mounted on pivots)

Antonyms of adj virginal

2 of 3 senses of virginal

Sense 2
virginal -- (untouched or undefiled; "nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith)

INDIRECT (VIA pure) -> impure -- (combined with extraneous elements)

Sense 3
pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous -- (in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal")

INDIRECT (VIA chaste) -> unchaste -- (not chaste; "unchaste conduct")

Similarity of adj virginal

3 senses of virginal

Sense 1
virginal -- (characteristic of a virgin or virginity; "virginal white dresses")

Sense 2
virginal -- (untouched or undefiled; "nor is there anything more virginal than the shimmer of young foliage"- L.P.Smith)
       => pure (vs. impure) -- (free of extraneous elements of any kind; "pure air and water"; "pure gold"; "pure primary colors"; "the violin's pure and lovely song"; "pure tones"; "pure oxygen")

Sense 3
pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous -- (in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal")
       => chaste (vs. unchaste) -- (morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste")

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