adjective, chast·er, chast·est.
- chaste tree,
Origin of chaste
Examples from the Web for chaste
Novelty aside, the real question is whether these avowedly chaste men of the cloth are listening.The Vatican's Same-Sex Synod: The Bishops Hear About Reality. Do They Listen?|Barbie Latza Nadeau|October 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Unlike the chaste boys club devotees of ‘Dungeons and Losers’ (oops, ‘Dragons’) of yore, women play the new games and like them.
This stood in contrast to the chaste 19th century, when marriage, rather than romance, was the main topic of interest.What the Sex Lives of the Founding Fathers Reveal About Us|Eric Herschthal|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
There is a sense that Bennett is the real deal: he is the authentic Zionist, the chaste politician, the man with a plan.
But not all sayings are as chaste as “No good deed goes unpunished.”
And besides these his masterpieces, his verses have the chaste and exquisite quality of the best Greek poetry.Concord Days|A. Bronson Alcott
These ulmens of the spiritual world are conceived to be of both sexes, who always continue pure and chaste without propagation.
His style is uniformly distinguished by a chaste simplicity, and well sustained power.
He terms the body "holy" when it is chaste, chastity being, in God's sight, equivalent to holiness.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II|Martin Luther
With that single glance she halted; her eyes sought the ceiling in chaste exaltation.Trent's Trust and Other Stories|Bret Harte
Word Origin for chaste
c.1200, "virtuous, pure from unlawful sexual intercourse" (as defined by the Church), from Old French chaste "morally pure" (12c.), from Latin castus "clean, pure, morally pure" (see caste). Transferred sense of "sexually pure" is by 15c., perhaps by influence of chastity, though chaste as a noun meaning "virgin person" is recorded from early 14c. Related: Chastely.