What does chastity mean?

Definitions for chastity
ˈtʃæs tɪ tichasti·ty

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. chastity, celibacy, sexual abstention(noun)

    abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious vows)

  2. virtue, chastity, sexual morality(noun)

    morality with respect to sexual relations


  1. chastity(Noun)

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

  2. Chastity(ProperNoun)

    from the virtue chastity.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Chastity(noun)

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

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

  2. Chastity(noun)

    moral purity

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

  3. Chastity(noun)

    the unmarried life; celibacy

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

  4. Chastity(noun)


    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. 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.

  2. Karl Kraus:

    Chastity always takes its toll. In some it produces pimples; in others, sex laws.

  3. Saint Augustine:

    Give me chastity and continence, but not yet.

  4. George Santayana:

    Skepticism is the chastity of the intellect, and it is shameful to surrender it too soon or to the first comer: there is nobility in preserving it coolly and proudly through long youth, until at last, in the ripeness of instinct and discretion, it can be safely exchanged for fidelity and happiness.

  5. George Santayana:

    Skepticism, like chastity, should not be relinquished too readily.

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