chasteness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.chasteness - lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint"
plainness - the appearance of being plain and unpretentious
Translations
عِفَّه، طَهارَه
cudnostzdrženlivost
ærbarhedkyskhed
skírlífi
počestnosť
iffetnamusluluk

chasteness

[ˈtʃeɪstnɪs] Ncastidad f

chasteness

n (of person, relationship)Keuschheit f; (= simplicity: of style) → Schlichtheit f

chaste

(tʃeist) adjective
pure and virtuous.
chastity (ˈtʃӕstəti) noun
ˈchasteness noun
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Gor'kii studio editor Nelli Morozova, who implemented the changes to trophy films that were outlined by censors, recalls that measures to defend Soviet chasteness were even more thorough than Bol'shakov's notes indicate and required the removal of frames featuring "the legs of a dancer, a tutu whirling up, a lingering kiss, a beautiful woman in a see-through dress.
i will wade out till my thighs are steeped in burning flowers I will take the sun in my mouth and leap into the ripe air Alive with closed eyes to dash against darkness in the sleeping curves of my body Shall enter fingers of smooth mastery with chasteness of sea-girls Will i complete the mystery of my flesh I will rise After a thousand years lipping flowers And set my teeth in the silver of the moon (11)
Cervantes employs a series of striking contrasts throughout "La fuerza de la sangre" to awaken the reader's skeptical inquisitiveness: darkness and light, silence and speech, honor and dishonor, wealth and poverty, chasteness and lasciviousness, morality and immorality, the sacred and the profane.
The drama thereby restores the morality of marriage and rewards the heroine who represents the virtues that the patriarchal ideology requires women to have--willingness to sacrifice, endurance, forgiveness, chasteness, and of course being a good mother.
If the blessing of the heart is used in the circle of faith and belief; the blessing of the mind is used in the way of thinking to discover the facts; the blessing of the organs is used in the way of good deeds; the blessings of position and wealth are used to solve the problems of people: if man uses all these blessings in the way of obedience, in worship, in serving people and in doing good, and in the way of confirming piety and chasteness, then he, besides getting happiness in this life, will gain five kinds of reward in the afterlife.
He said that chastity is an ornament for both women and men and that women will know what is haram and not haram, she will not laugh in public and will not be inviting in her attitudes and will protect her chasteness.
BURSA (CyHAN)- Deputy Prime Minister BE-lent Arync complained on Monday that the Turkish society is faced with a moral decay, urging both men and women to protect their chasteness by remaining faithful to their wives and avoiding laughter in public, respectively.
Against the false folklore that was in vogue--which ranged from the 'plague of more or less radiophonic starlets, who have decided to imitate the particular singing style of authors and singers from different regions of Portugal' to the 'guitar and accordion tunes produced serially by songwriters'--he now reclaimed the purity of a past in which 'music with a popular flavour' had had 'a certain chasteness, a certain vein of authenticity', which was being lost 'in the commercial standardisation of modern songwriters and cinema'.