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abstaining from sexual activity
virgin, continent, virginal, virtuous, chaste, pure.
miserly, austere, franciscan, ascetic, abstinent, monastic, parsimonious, stoic, stark, repentant, penitential, spartan, trappist, lenten, teetotaling, severe, abstemious, hermit-like, dry.
old maid, alone, abstinent, unmarried, intact, lone, maiden, unwed, single, virginal, pure, asexual, ascetic, virgin, bachelor, unplowed, spinsterish, monkish, monastic, solitary, abstemious, chaste.
wide-eyed, inviolate, wet behind ears, pure as driven snow, babe in woods, Unprofaned, Unblighted, unspotted, lily white, Kidder, maidenly.
on up and up, virtuous, without reproach, in the clear, moralistic, high-principled, clean-living.
chaste, monk, continent, spinster, hermit.
Examples of usage:
– An Outline of Sexual Morality by Kenneth Ingram
– The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
– The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking