chaste

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chaste

virgin; celibate; undefiled; pure in style; simple: a chaste design
Not to be confused with:
chased – pursued; driven or expelled by force or harassment: chased out of the house

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 ?
From the name of my patron, indeed, I hope my reader will be convinced, at his very entrance on this work, that he will find in the whole course of it nothing prejudicial to the cause of religion and virtue, nothing inconsistent with the strictest rules of decency, nor which can offend even the chastest eye in the perusal.
What is left 'tis hoped will not offend the chastest reader or the modest hearer; and as the best use is made even of the worst story, the moral 'tis hoped will keep the reader serious, even where the story might incline him to be otherwise.
Never shall I accustom myself to the idea that Louise, the chastest and most innocent of women, has been able to so basely deceive a man so honest and so true a lover as myself.