Definition of chaste
chastenessplay \ˈchās(t)-nəs\ noun
Examples of chaste in a Sentence
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
Recent Examples of chaste from the Web
Possibly worse, there is no kissing with this bitter stuff on; hoping to have healthy offspring and dreading the chemical's side effects, the newlyweds so far have stayed chaste.
But rising above all the sexy clutter on my desk is a perfume that’s downright chaste.
There is nothing dangerous or dark or threatening in their work [apparently the Times hadn’t seen , which consists mostly of chaste covers of pop hits and Christmas songs.
That focus on women is either undercut or reinforced, depending on your point of view, by the show’s corresponding focus on the mechanics of (chaste) romance.
Barrie’s chaste romance with Sylvia will leave younger ones fidgety.
Obviously, not everybody who set their misgivings aside to join the Trump administration was a chaste actor.
This means that a rather chaste air hangs over the film; when Diana and Steve, for example, share a kiss and presumably proceed to the boudoir, the scene fades out pronto.
What was new in Fitzgerald’s treatment was that the aggressors often were young women, chaste huntresses making conquests one after another.
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Origin and Etymology of chaste
Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin castus pure
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of chaste
CHASTE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of chaste for English Language Learners
: not having sex
: morally pure or decent : not sinful
: simple or plain
CHASTE Defined for Kids
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