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CHASTE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does chaste mean? 

CHASTE (adjective)
  The adjective CHASTE has 3 senses:

1. morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
2. pure and simple in design or style
3. abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

  Familiarity information: CHASTE used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CHASTE (adjective)


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Meaning:

Morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

Context example:

a holy woman innocent and chaste

Similar:

celibate; continent (abstaining from sexual intercourse)

pure; vestal; virgin; virginal; virtuous (in a state of sexual virginity)

Also:

moral (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles)

pure ((used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless)

virtuous (morally excellent)

Attribute:

chastity; sexual morality; virtue (morality with respect to sexual relations)

virginity (the condition or quality of being a virgin)

Antonym:

unchaste (not chaste)


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Meaning:

Pure and simple in design or style

Context example:

a chaste border of conventionalized flowers

Similar:

plain (not elaborate or elaborated; simple)


Sense 3chaste [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

Similar:

moral (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles)


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