Definition of chaste
- Monks lead a chaste life.
- was sincerely trying to be chaste
a chaste kiss on the cheek
as one would expect, the minister's small talk is always chaste, even though he likes a joke as much as the next person
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First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
: not having sex
: morally pure or decent : not sinful
: simple or plain
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of yeast or being unsettled or frivolous
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