chaste chaste  /ˈtʃeɪst/


  1. (adj) morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)
  2. (adj) pure and simple in design or style
  3. (adj) abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

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  1. His MGM was a film factory, with stars as assembly-line workers and a hit formula: chaste romance, apple pie and Andy Hardy.
  2. Other studies imply that girls, while not exactly chaste, are not behaving in ways that media reports about the hookup culture might lead us to believe.
  3. And a chaste kiss at the happily ever after.


  • ‘Reform’ hypocrite

    ‘Lord, make me chaste,” wrote Augustine of Hippo, “but not yet.” Sort of like Andrew of Albany, who wants to “reduce the influence of money in politics” — but not until after he’s safely re-elected. That is, not until after he spends down the $22-million-plus he already has squirreled away...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "One could be cynical. Even just talking about it being a new hot trend to be chaste.......... That is just so much in marketing lingo," said Diane Levin, a professor of education at Boston's Wheelock College and coauthor of So Sexy So Soon: The...
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Diane Levin Source: National Post

  2. "I am not an expert in church singles groups because I am not a connoisseur of them," said Eden, author of a controversial book entitled "The Thrill of the Chaste."
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Dawn Eden Source: Naples Daily News

  3. Some might see the disconnect the way Malcolm Muggeridge described it: "Good taste and humor are a contradiction in terms, like a chaste whore."
    on Apr 8, 2004 By: Malcolm Muggeridge Source:

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