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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chasteadjective

    morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

    "a holy woman innocent and chaste"

  2. chasteadjective

    pure and simple in design or style

    "a chaste border of conventionalized flowers"

  3. chasteadjective

    abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse


  1. chasteadjective

    abstaining from sexual intercourse, celibate

  2. chasteadjective

    virginal, innocent, having had no sexual experience

  3. chasteadjective

    simple, austere, undecorative

  4. chasteadjective

    modest, decent, morally pure

  5. Etymology: From chaste, from castus.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CHASTEadjective

    Etymology: chaste, Fr. castus, Lat.

    Among words which signify the same principal ideas, some are clean and decent, others unclean; some chaste, others obscene. Isaac Watts, Logick.

    Love your children, be discreet, chaste, keepers at home. Titus, ii. 5.


  1. chaste

    Chaste refers to the state of being pure or abstinent, often in a sexual context. It is characterized by modesty, decency and refraining from engaging in extramarital or premarital sexual activity. This term can also denote innocence or cleanliness in a broad sense.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chasteadjective

    pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous; continent

  2. Chasteadjective

    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. Chasteadjective

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

  4. Chasteadjective


Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Chaste

    chāst, adj. modest; refined; virtuous: pure in taste and style.—adv. Chaste′ly.—ns. Chaste′ness, the quality of being chaste; Chas′tity, sexual purity: virginity: refinement of language: moderation. [O. Fr. chaste—L. castus, pure.]

Anagrams for chaste »

  1. cheats

  2. sachet

  3. scathe

  4. stache

  5. taches

  6. scheat

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaste in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chaste in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of chaste in a Sentence

  1. Fyodor Dostoyevsky:

    Sarcasm: the last refuge of modest and chaste-souled people when the privacy of their soul is coarsely and intrusively invaded.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    There are no chaste minds. Minds copulate wherever they meet.

  3. Chris Kilham:

    Overall, I would give vitex or chaste berry a thumbs up.

  4. Cervantes:

    Poesy is a beauteous damsel, chaste, honourable, discreet, witty, retired, and who keeps herself within the limits of propriety. She is a friend of solitude; fountains entertain her, meadows console her, woods free her from ennui, flowers delight her; in short, she gives pleasure and instruction to all with whom she communicates.

  5. Chris Kilham:

    I would say for that for the most part, the traditional use— which is quite broad and extensive [and] I regard very highly— currently exceeds the human clinical studies, there have been human studies showing that vitex or chaste berry works, and it seems to work well. There are no serious negative effects that we know of.

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