Definition of Chaste

1. Adjective. Morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse). "A holy woman innocent and chaste"

Attributes: Chastity, Sexual Morality, Virtue, Virginity
Similar to: Celibate, Continent, Pure, Vestal, Virgin, Virginal, Virtuous
Also: Moral, Pure, Virtuous
Derivative terms: Chastity
Antonyms: Unchaste

2. Adjective. Pure and simple in design or style. "A chaste border of conventionalized flowers"
Similar to: Plain
Derivative terms: Chasteness

3. Adjective. Abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse.
Similar to: Moral
Derivative terms: Chastity

Definition of Chaste

1. a. Pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous; continent.

Definition of Chaste

1. Adjective. abstaining from sexual intercourse, celibate ¹

2. Adjective. virginal, innocent, having had no sexual experience ¹

3. Adjective. simple, austere, undecorative ¹

4. Adjective. modest, decent, morally pure ¹

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Definition of Chaste

1. morally pure [adj CHASTER, CHASTEST] : CHASTELY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Chaste

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Literary usage of Chaste

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. A Dictionary of Similes by Frank Jenners Wilstach (1916)
"chaste as the air. — IBID. chaste as the pious rapture of the nun. ... chaste as is the bud ere it be blown. — IBID. Like faire Venus chaste. ..."

2. The Voyages and Explorations of Samuel de Champlain (1604-1616) by Samuel de Champlain, Annie Thomson (Nettleton) Bourne (1906)
"CHAPTER VII Fourth undertaking in New France by the Commander de chaste. Sieur du Pont Grave chosen for the voyage to Tadoussac. ..."

3. System of Positive Polity by Auguste Comte (1877)
"The two are: the utopia as to women, and chaste marriage, the chief purpose ... Even if realised, then, it will never entirely supersede the (&> chaste less ..."

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