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Definition of "chaste" []

  • Morally pure in thought or conduct; decent and modest. (adjective)
  • Not having experienced sexual intercourse; virginal. (adjective)
  • Abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse. (adjective)
  • Abstaining from all sexual intercourse; celibate. (adjective)
  • Pure or simple in design or style; austere. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chaste" in a sentence
  • "I know that the current view of sex is unbridled recreation, but that fact is the very reason why the word chaste is quasi obsolete and often equated with marital infidelity."
  • "Pallotti offers this bit of ecclesiastical hokum as it if it made perfect, pious sense: the point of the program isn't celibacy "as much as creating what they call a chaste kind of life.""
  • "So as not to disturb this important natural phase of growth, parents will recognize that prudent formation in chaste love during this period should be indirect, in preparation for puberty, when direct information will be necessary. [more ...]"