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Meaning of CHASTE

Pronunciation:  cheyst

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  morally pure especially not having experienced sexual intercourse; "a holy woman innocent and chaste"
  2. [adj]  abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse
  3. [adj]  pure and simple in design or style; "a chaste border of conventionalized flowers"
 

CHASTE is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: celibate, continent, plain, pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous
 
 Antonyms: unchaste
 
 See Also: moral

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chaste\ (ch[=a]st), a. [F. chaste, from L. castus pure,
chaste; cf. Gr. kaqaro`s pure, Skr. [,c]udth to purify.]
1. Pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous;
   continent. ``As chaste as Diana.'' --Shak.

         Whose bed is undefiled and chaste pronounced.
                                               --Milton.

2. Pure in thought and act; innocent; free from lewdness and
   obscenity, or indecency in act or speech; modest; as, a
   chaste mind; chaste eyes.

3. Pure in design and expression; correct; free from
   barbarisms or vulgarisms; refined; simple; as, a chaste
   style in composition or art.

         That great model of chaste, lofty, and eloquence,
         the Book of Common Prayer.            --Macaulay.

4. Unmarried. [Obs.] --Chaucer.

Syn: Undefiled; pure; virtuous; continent; immaculate;
     spotless.

{Chaste tree}. Same as {Agnus castus}.

 
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