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chaste

 (chāst)
adj. chast·er, chast·est
1.
a. Not having experienced sexual intercourse; virginal.
b. Abstaining from sexual relations that are not sanctioned by certain religious laws or moral principles.
c. Abstaining from sexual relations; celibate.
2. Not involving or suggestive of sexual desire or indecency: a chaste kiss; a chaste conversation.
3. Pure or simple in design or style; austere.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin castus; see kes- in Indo-European roots.]

chaste′ly adv.
chaste′ness n.

chaste

(tʃeɪst)
adj
1. not having experienced sexual intercourse; virginal
2. abstaining from sexual intercourse, esp that which is unlawful or immoral
3. (of conduct, speech, etc) pure; decent; modest
4. (of style or taste) free from embellishment; simple; restrained
[C13: from Old French, from Latin castus pure; compare caste]
ˈchastely adv
ˈchasteness n

chaste

(tʃeɪst)

adj. chast•er, chast•est.
1. refraining from sexual intercourse, regarded as contrary to morality or religion.
2. virginal.
3. not engaging in sexual relations; celibate.
4. decent and modest: chaste conversation.
5. unsullied; undefiled: chaste white snow.
6. pure in style; simple; unadorned: a chaste design.
[1175–1225; < Old French < Latin castus clean, pure]
chaste′ly, adv.
chaste′ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
pure - (used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless; "I felt pure and sweet as a new baby"- Sylvia Plath; "pure as the driven snow"
virtuous - morally excellent
unchaste - not chaste; "unchaste conduct"
2.chaste - pure and simple in design or style; "a chaste border of conventionalized flowers"
plain - not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building"
3.chaste - abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"

chaste

adjective
2. simple, quiet, elegant, modest, refined, restrained, austere, unaffected, decorous Beyond them she could see the dim, chaste interior of the room.

chaste

adjective
Morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct:
Translations
عَفيف، طاهِر
cudnýneposkvrněný
ærbarkysk
skírlífur, heiîvirîur, saklaus
dorovingumasdorumasskaistumasskaistusskaistybė
nevainīgsšķīsts
cudný
iffetlinamuslu

chaste

[tʃeɪst] ADJcasto

chaste

[ˈtʃeɪst] adj
(old-fashioned) [person] → chaste; [kiss] → chaste
[style] → sobre, simple

chaste

adj (+er) (= pure, virtuous)keusch; (= simple, unadvanced) style, eleganceschlicht

chaste

[tʃeɪst] adjcasto/a

chaste

(tʃeist) adjective
pure and virtuous.
chastity (ˈtʃӕstəti) noun
ˈchasteness noun
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It's a superior article, a most desirable color, quite chaste and genteel," he said, shaking out a comfortable gray shawl, and throwing it over Jo's shoulders.
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It took four men, all four ablaze with gorgeous decoration, and the Chief of them unable to exist with fewer than two gold watches in his pocket, emulative of the noble and chaste fashion set by Monseigneur, to conduct the happy chocolate to Monseigneur's lips.
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Thus they in lowliest plight repentant stood Praying, for from the Mercie-seat above Prevenient Grace descending had remov'd The stonie from thir hearts, and made new flesh Regenerat grow instead, that sighs now breath'd Unutterable, which the Spirit of prayer Inspir'd, and wing'd for Heav'n with speedier flight Then loudest Oratorie: yet thir port Not of mean suiters, nor important less Seem'd thir Petition, then when th' ancient Pair In Fables old, less ancient yet then these, DEUCALION and chaste PYRRHA to restore The Race of Mankind drownd, before the Shrine Of THEMIS stood devout.
In Lodge's strange romance A Margarite of America, it was stated that in the chamber of the queen one could behold "all the chaste ladies of the world, inchased out of silver, looking through fair mirrours of chrysolites, carbuncles, sapphires, and greene emeraults.
Enough; no more praise," said Don Quixote at this, "for I hate all flattery; and though this may not be so, still language of the kind is offensive to my chaste ears.
How she would gently and demurely spread the news while collecting assistance for the chaste Suzanne!
Capricious and unfaithful, the king wished to be called Louis the Just and Louis the Chaste.
Then among them glided like a pure ray, like a Christian angel in the midst of Olympus, one of those chaste figures, those calm shadows, those soft visions, which seemed to veil its virgin brow before these marble wantons.
Let Death go to houses Where there are vile, adulterous things, chaste wives Who growing weary of their noble lords Draw back the curtains of their marriage beds, And in polluted and dishonoured sheets Feed some unlawful lust.