chaste

[ cheyst ]
/ tʃeɪst /

adjective, chast·er, chast·est.

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Origin of chaste

1175–1225; Middle English < Old French < Latin castus clean, pure, chaste

OTHER WORDS FROM chaste

chaste·ly, adverbchaste·ness, noun

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH chaste

celibate chastechased chastechaste chest
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British Dictionary definitions for chaste

chaste
/ (tʃeɪst) /

adjective

not having experienced sexual intercourse; virginal
abstaining from sexual intercourse, esp that which is unlawful or immoral
(of conduct, speech, etc) pure; decent; modest
(of style or taste) free from embellishment; simple; restrained

Derived forms of chaste

chastely, adverbchasteness, noun

Word Origin for chaste

C13: from Old French, from Latin castus pure; compare caste
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