unchastity

noun

un·​chas·​ti·​ty ˌən-ˈcha-stə-tē How to pronounce unchastity (audio)
: the quality or state of being unchaste

Examples of unchastity in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On their wedding day, Claudio repudiates and humiliates Hero at the altar, accusing her of unchastity (the highest of crimes) and unfaithfulness. Don Aucoin, BostonGlobe.com, 28 July 2022 Traditionally, an allegation of a woman’s unchastity constitutes libel per se. Jack Greiner, The Enquirer, 27 May 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of unchastity was in the 14th century

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“Unchastity.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/unchastity. Accessed 21 Jul. 2024.

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