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[uhn-cheyst] /ʌnˈtʃeɪst/
not chaste; not virtuous; not pure:
an unchaste woman.
characterized by sexual suggestiveness, transgression, or excess; lascivious; bawdy:
an unchaste exhibition.
Origin of unchaste
Middle English word dating back to 1350-1400; See origin at un-1, chaste
Related forms
unchastely, adverb
unchasteness, unchastity
[uhn-chas-ti-tee] /ʌnˈtʃæs tɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • All these repinings and complaints come from unchaste spirits.

  • Therefore, where polyandry is in the mores, women who comply with it are not unchaste.


    William Graham Sumner
  • Where there are no laws for the conduct of unmarried women they are not unchaste.


    William Graham Sumner
  • It would hold off from an unchaste woman and fall off from a thief.

  • Hear me when I say that Norma Byng never had an impure or unchaste thought in her life.

    Fighting Byng

    A. Stone
  • It sits for treason to the ancient guild; it sits on one who is unchaste with the Gentiles.

    Kophetua the Thirteenth Julian Corbett
  • It is a vain or unchaste heart that makes an unchaste tongue.

  • Humanity must become chaste, for only the beasts were unchaste.

    Married August Strindberg
  • Vicious and profligate, drunken and unchaste, as a class, they certainly were not.

    The Coming of the Friars Augustus Jessopp
  • As in the East, too, the unchaste woman is regarded with great abhorrence.

    Albania E. F. Knight
Word Origin and History for unchaste

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + chaste.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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