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[chey-suh n] /ˈtʃeɪ sən/
verb (used with object)
to inflict suffering upon for purposes of moral improvement; chastise.
to restrain; subdue:
Age has chastened his violent temper.
to make chaste in style.
Origin of chasten
1520-30; chaste + -en1; replacing chaste (v.), Middle English chastien < Old French chastier < Latin castigāre; see castigate
Related forms
chastener, noun
chasteningly, adverb
chastenment, noun
unchastened, adjective
1. discipline, punish. 2. humble. 3. purify, simplify.
1. indulge. Unabridged
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  • Local interests would still be found there, and unchastened ambition.

  • Chiefly, indeed, upon the unchastened imagination of credulous ignorance.

    Flowers of Freethought George W. Foote
  • How earnestly he hoped for her recovery, yet how unchastened was his spirit!

    The Torn Bible Alice Somerton
  • It's more like the reckless act of the unchastened bachelor still young enough for illusions.

    Mrs. Balfame Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  • The impetuosity of his character was then unchastened by the discipline to which it was subjected in after years.

  • Nor had the lips of any English girl ever dealt there with a poetic diction so unchastened and unashamed.

    The Marriage of William Ashe Mrs. Humphry Ward
  • Like the unchastened daughters of those ardent climes, she gave way to the wildest paroxysms of agony.

  • The Christian knows something of the pain, and of the satisfaction which in their unchastened form we call Pessimism and Optimism.

    Lux Mundi Various
British Dictionary definitions for unchastened


verb (transitive)
to bring to a state of submission; subdue; tame
to discipline or correct by punishment
to moderate; restrain; temper
Derived Forms
chastener, noun
chasteningly, adverb
Word Origin
C16: from Old French chastier, from Latin castigāre; see castigate
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Word Origin and History for unchastened



1520s, with -en (1) + the word it replaced, obsolete verb chaste "to correct (someone's) behavior" (Middle English chastien, c.1200), from Old French chastiier "to punish" (see chastise). Related: Chastened; chastening.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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