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chaste

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

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AdjectiveEdit

chaste (comparative chaster, superlative chastest)

  1. abstaining from sexual intercourse, celibate
  2. virginal, innocent, having had no sexual experience
  3. simple, austere, undecorative
    a chaste style in composition or art
  4. modest, decent, morally pure
    a chaste mind; chaste eyes

Usage notesEdit

  • Married couples are often exhorted to have "chaste sex"--compare the Vatican encyclical Casti Connubii (Of Chaste Wedlock).

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FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French, from Latin castus.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

chaste (masculine and feminine, plural chastes)

  1. chaste; celibate

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Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin castus.

AdjectiveEdit

chaste m, f

  1. chaste; celibate

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