What does chastity mean?

Definitions for chastity
ˈtʃæs tɪ tichasti·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chastity, celibacy, sexual abstentionnoun

    abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

  2. virtue, chastity, sexual moralitynoun

    morality with respect to sexual relations


  1. chastitynoun

    The state of abstaining from sexual intercourse before or outside of marriage; avoidance of sexual sins; the quality of being chaste; moral purity.

  2. Chastitynoun

    from the virtue chastity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chastitynoun

    the state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from unlawful sexual intercourse

    Etymology: [F. chastet, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.]

  2. Chastitynoun

    moral purity

    Etymology: [F. chastet, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.]

  3. Chastitynoun

    the unmarried life; celibacy

    Etymology: [F. chastet, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.]

  4. Chastitynoun


    Etymology: [F. chastet, fr. L. castitas, fr. castus. See Chaste.]


  1. Chastity

    Chastity refers to the sexual behavior of a man or woman acceptable to the moral standards and guidelines of a culture, civilization or religion. In the Western world, the term has become closely associated with sexual abstinence, especially before marriage. However, the term remains applicable to persons in all states, single or married, clerical or lay, heterosexual or homosexual, and has implications beyond sexual temperance.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chastity in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chastity in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of chastity in a Sentence

  1. Remy de Gourmont:

    Of all the sexual aberrations, perhaps the most peculiar is chastity.

  2. Henry Wheeler Shaw:

    Liberty, like chastity, once lost, can never be regained in its original purity.

  3. Shelley:

    Chastity is a monkish and evangelical superstition, a greater foe to natural temperance even than unintellectual sensuality; it strikes at the root of all domestic happiness, and consigns more than half of the human race to misery.

  4. Aldous Huxley:

    Chastity: the most unnatural of the sexual perversions.

  5. Chekov of Tolstoy:

    Reason and Justice tell me that there is more love of man in electricity and steam, than in chastity and refusal to eat meat.

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    To cause to become
    • A. efface
    • B. render
    • C. abduct
    • D. abase

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