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unchaste

[uhn-cheyst]
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adjective
  1. not chaste; not virtuous; not pure: an unchaste woman.
  2. characterized by sexual suggestiveness, transgression, or excess; lascivious; bawdy: an unchaste exhibition.
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Origin of unchaste

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, chaste
Related formsun·chaste·ly, adverbun·chaste·ness, un·chas·ti·ty [uhn-chas-ti-tee] /ʌnˈtʃæs tɪ ti/, noun
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Examples from the Web for unchaste

Historical Examples

  • All these repinings and complaints come from unchaste spirits.

    Aims and Aids for Girls and Young Women

    George Sumner Weaver

  • Therefore, where polyandry is in the mores, women who comply with it are not unchaste.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • Where there are no laws for the conduct of unmarried women they are not unchaste.

    Folkways

    William Graham Sumner

  • It would hold off from an unchaste woman and fall off from a thief.

  • Hear me when I say that Norma Byng never had an impure or unchaste thought in her life.


Word Origin and History for unchaste

adj.

late 14c., from un- (1) "not" + chaste.

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