[ uhn-cheyst ]
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  1. not chaste; not virtuous; not pure: an unchaste woman.

  2. characterized by sexual suggestiveness, transgression, or excess; lascivious; bawdy: an unchaste exhibition.

Origin of unchaste

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at un-1, chaste

Other words from unchaste

  • un·chaste·ly, adverb
  • un·chaste·ness, un·chas·ti·ty [uhn-chas-ti-tee], /ʌnˈtʃæs tɪ ti/, noun

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How to use unchaste in a sentence

  • Only such plays should be acted as were free from all unchastity, seditiousness, and "uncomely matter."

    Shakespearean Playhouses | Joseph Quincy Adams
  • It is sadly true that men of all races are too prone to unchastity.

    The Brothers' War | John Calvin Reed
  • While there is a conjugal duty to be required by necessity, it is for the very purpose of avoiding unchastity and uncleanness.

    Epistle Sermons, Vol. II | Martin Luther
  • Again, because of wantonness, covetousness and unchastity, the entire world was destroyed by the flood.

    Epistle Sermons, Vol. II | Martin Luther
  • Paul enumerates some gross and unpardonable vices—fornication, or unchastity, and covetousness.

    Epistle Sermons, Vol. II | Martin Luther