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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
References in classic literature ?
Verily, there are chaste ones from their very nature; they are gentler of heart, and laugh better and oftener than you.
Chaste women are often proud and froward, as presuming upon the merit of their chastity.
I had believed in the best parlour as a most elegant saloon; I had believed in the front door, as a mysterious portal of the Temple of State whose solemn opening was attended with a sacrifice of roast fowls; I had believed in the kitchen as a chaste though not magnificent apartment; I had believed in the forge as the glowing road to manhood and independence.
For as Mr Allworthy was a justice of peace, certain things occurred in examinations concerning bastards, and such like, which are apt to give great offence to the chaste ears of virgins, especially when they approach the age of forty, as was the case of Mrs Bridget.
Avdotya Romanovna is awfully chaste, incredibly and phenomenally so.
Remember there is no jewel in the world so precious as a chaste and virtuous woman, and that the whole honour of women consists in reputation; and since thy wife's is of that high excellence that thou knowest, wherefore shouldst thou seek to call that truth in question?
In war, he is daring, boastful, cunning, ruthless, self-denying, and self-devoted; in peace, just, generous, hospitable, revengeful, superstitious, modest, and commonly chaste.
It was a strange life, dark and tortured, in which men and women showed to remorseless eyes the evil that was in their hearts: a fair face concealed a depraved mind; the virtuous used virtue as a mask to hide their secret vice, the seeming-strong fainted within with their weakness; the honest were corrupt, the chaste were lewd.
Suddenly she came upon a stout gentleman in a silk hat and a chaste black coat, whose decorous row of buttons reached from his chin to his knees.
How she would gently and demurely spread the news while collecting assistance for the chaste Suzanne!
He had resolved from the first to tell her two things--that he was not chaste as she was, and that he was not a believer.
The same Signor Jupe was to 'enliven the varied performances at frequent intervals with his chaste Shaksperean quips and retorts.