Chaste

Definition of Chaste

Pronunciation: chāst
a.1.
1.Pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous; continent.
Whose bed is undefiled and chaste pronounced.
- Milton.
2.Pure in thought and act; innocent; free from lewdness and obscenity, or indecency in act or speech; modest; as, a chaste mind; chaste eyes.
3.Pure in design and expression; correct; free from barbarisms or vulgarisms; refined; simple; as, a chaste style in composition or art.
That great model of chaste, lofty, and eloquence, the Book of Common Prayer.
- Macaulay.
4.Unmarried.
Chaste tree
Same as Agnus castus.

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