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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.
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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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Related Words for unchastity

eroticism, obscenity, vulgarity, lechery, ribaldry, prurience, pornography, wickedness, dirtiness, incontinence, impurity, corruptness, debauchery, carnality, dissoluteness, lustfulness, grossness, depravity, evilness, lasciviousness

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Historical Examples of unchastity

  • This was abolished by Solon, except in the case of unchastity.

    The Truth About Woman

    C. Gasquoine Hartley

  • "It is as unfair to brand women with chastity as with unchastity," said Poll.

    Monday or Tuesday

    Virginia Woolf

  • Unchastity and infidelity were as confused to him as to the Middle Ages, his only moral teacher.

    Howards End

    E. M. Forster

  • Don John thwarts the marriage of Claudio by his tale of Hero's unchastity.

    William Shakespeare

    John Masefield

  • Divorce is permitted only on the ground of the unchastity of the wife.

Word Origin and History for unchastity



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

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