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chaste Explained

chaste at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


chaste at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

c.1225, "virtuous, pure from unlawful sexual intercourse," from O.Fr. chaste "morally pure," from L. castus "pure, chaste" (see caste). Transferred sense of "Sexually pure" is first attested 1565, probably by influence of chastity. ///

chaste at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

adj [Date: 1200-1300; Language: Old French; Origin: Latin castus 'pure']//
1 old-fashioned not having sex with anyone, or not with anyone except your husband or wife: celibate, chastity// --She led a chaste, decent life.//
2 not showing sexual feelings: --a chaste kiss on the cheek//
3 simple and plain in style: --a chaste nightgown// -- chastely adv //

chaste at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

173 Moby Thesaurus words for "chaste":
Apostolic, Attic, Ciceronian, Encratic, Lenten, Pythagorean,
Rechabite, Shaker, Spartan, Stoic, abase, absolute, abstemious,
abstinent, aesthetic, afflict, artistic, ascetic, austere, bare,
basic, becoming, beyond all praise, blotless, castigate, celibate,
chasten, chastise, choice, classic, classical, clean, cleanly,
clear, common, commonplace, continent, correct, decent, decorous,
defectless, direct, discipline, easy, elegant, elementary,
essential, ethical, everyday, excellent, faultless, finished,
flawless, fruitarian, fundamental, garden, garden-variety, good,
graceful, gracile, guiltless, homely, homespun, homogeneous,
household, humble, humiliate, ideal, immaculate, impeccable,
in good taste, indefectible, indefective, indivisible, infallible,
innocent, irreducible, irreproachable, just right, limpid, lucid,
maidenly, matter-of-fact, mere, modest, monolithic, moral, natural,
neat, nephalistic, nondescript, of a piece, of choice, of quality,
on the wagon, ordinary, peerless, pellucid, perfect, perspicuous,
plain, pleasing, polished, primal, primary, proper, prosaic, prosy,
pure, pure and simple, pure in heart, purehearted, quiet, refined,
restrained, righteous, round, seemly, severe, sexually abstinent,
sexually innocent, simon-pure, simple, single, sinless, snowy,
spare, spotless, stainless, stark, straightforward, subdued,
sworn off, taintless, tasteful, teetotal, terse, trim, try,
unadorned, unadulterated, unaffected, unblemished, unblotted,
uncluttered, uncontaminated, uncorrupt, undecorated, undefiled,
understated, undifferenced, undifferentiated, unembellished,
unfaultable, uniform, unlabored, unmixed, unobtrusive, unsoiled,
unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished,
vegetarian, virgin, virginal, virtuous, well-chosen, white,
wholesome, workaday, workday

chaste at French => English Of Explained:

eisend [apvaizənt]

chaste at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 (old-fashioned) not having sex with anyone; only having sex with the person that you are married to:
to remain chaste
2 (formal) not expressing sexual feelings:
She gave him a chaste kiss on the cheek.
3 (formal) simple and plain in style; not decorated:
the cool, chaste interior of the hall * She wore a chaste gold chain around her neck.
chastely adverb:
He kissed her chastely on the cheek.

Chaste at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Chaste \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.

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;

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

chaste at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

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

chaste at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » fro|en Inter: term » chaste||morally pure|lang=fro, from Inter: etyl » la|en Inter: term » castus||pure|lang=la.


* Inter: enPR » chāst, Inter: IPA » /tʃeɪst/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /tSeIst/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-chaste.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: homophones » chased
  • Inter: rhymes » eɪst


    Inter: en-adj » chast|er

  • abstaining from sexual intercourse, celibate
    1. virginal, innocent, having had no sexual experience
    2. simple, austere, undecorative
    3. modest, decent, morally pure

      Usage notes

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

      Derived terms

      * chastity

      See also

      * pure


      Inter: trans-top » Abstaining from sexual intercourse

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|целомъдрен|tr=celomǎ̀dren
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|貞|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|贞|tr=zhēn|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|純潔|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|纯洁|tr=chúnjié|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|貞節|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|贞节|tr=zhēnjié|sc=Hani
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|cudný
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|kuis
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|chaste|m|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|keusch
  • Greek:
  • : Ancient: Inter: tø » grc|ἁγνός|tr=hagnos|sc=polytonic

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|貞淑|tr=ていしゅくな, teishuku na|alt=貞淑な|sc=Jpan, Inter: t+ » ja|純潔|tr=じゅんけつな, junketsu na|alt=純潔な|sc=Jpan, Inter: t- » ja|貞節|tr=ていせつな, teisetsu na|alt=貞節な|sc=Jpan
    • Romanian: Inter: t- » ro|cast
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|целомудренный|tr=celomúdrennyj
    • Serbo-Croatian: Inter: t- » sh|čedan|m
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|casto
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|iffetli, Inter: t+ » tr|namuslu

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-see » innocent
    Inter: trans-see » celibate
    Inter: trans-see » austere
    Inter: trans-see » modest
    Inter: checktrans-to » p
    • Italian: casto {{m}}, casta {{f}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Korean: 정숙한
  • Portuguese: casto {{m}}, casta {{f}}

  • Inter: trans-botto » m


    * cheats
    • sachet
    • scathe
    • stache
    • taches



    * Inter: audio » Fr-chaste.ogg|Audio


    Inter: fr-adj-m » f
  • Inter: l » en|chaste; celibate

    Related terms

    * chaste

  • Translation: cs » chaste
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    Translation: fr » chaste
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    Translation: my » chaste
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