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chaste

[ cheyst ]
/ tʃeɪst /
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adjective, chast·er, chast·est.

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Origin of chaste

First recorded in 1175–1225; Middle English, from Old French, from Latin castus “clean, pure, chaste”
chastely, adverbchasteness, noun
1. celibate, chaste 2. chased, chaste
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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
chastely, adverbchasteness, noun
C13: from Old French, from Latin castus pure; compare caste
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