Chaste meaning

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Pure, decent, or modest in nature, behavior, etc.
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The definition of chaste is something that does not involve sexual intercourse or someone who does not engage in sexual intercourse.

An example of a chaste relationship is one in which the parties do not have sexual activity with each other.

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Pure or simple in design or style; austere.
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Not indulging in unlawful sexual activity; virtuous.
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Sexually abstinent; celibate.
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Restrained and simple in style; not ornate.
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Abstaining from sexual intercourse, celibate.
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Virginal, innocent, having had no sexual experience.
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A chaste style in composition or art.

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Modest, decent, morally pure.

A chaste mind; chaste eyes.

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Not involving or suggestive of sexual desire or indecency.

A chaste kiss; a chaste conversation.

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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