Chaste Definition

chāst
chastest
adjective
chastest
Not having experienced sexual intercourse; virginal.
American Heritage
Abstaining from sexual relations that are not sanctioned by certain religious laws or moral principles.
American Heritage
Not indulging in unlawful sexual activity; virtuous.
Webster's New World
Sexually abstinent; celibate.
Webster's New World
Pure, decent, or modest in nature, behavior, etc.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Chaste

Adjective

Base Form:
chaste
Comparative:
chaster
Superlative:
chastest

Origin of Chaste

  • Middle English from Old French from Latin castus kes- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French chaste (“morally pure”), from Latin castus (“pure”).

    From Wiktionary

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