adjective, chast·er, chast·est.
Origin of chaste
Synonyms for chaste
Antonyms for chaste
Related Words for chastelyquietly, simply, plainly, humbly, virtuously, purely, demurely, diffidently, shyly, unassumingly, unobtrusively
Examples from the Web for chastely
Historical Examples of chastely
His little windows were chastely swathed in Nottingham lace.A Room With A View
E. M. Forster
The hand which was yielded to his pressed it gently, timidly, chastely.The Parisians, Complete
The one above the front door was chastely shrouded by inside shutters.Stubble
I thought it might be given to man to love tenderly and chastely.Robert Annys: Poor Priest
Annie Nathan Meyer
These men lived poorly and chastely, and did the office of Levites.
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.