Chaste

Chaste

(chst), a. [F. chaste, from L. castus pure, chaste; cf. Gr. kaqaro`s pure, Skr. udh to purify.]
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1. Pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous; continent. "As chaste as Diana." Shak.
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Whose bed is undefiled and chaste pronounced.
Milton.
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2. Pure in thought and act; innocent; free from lewdness and obscenity, or indecency in act or speech; modest; as, a chaste mind; chaste eyes.
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3. Pure in design and expression; correct; free from barbarisms or vulgarisms; refined; simple; as, a chaste style in composition or art.
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That great model of chaste, lofty, and eloquence, the Book of Common Prayer.
Macaulay.
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4. Unmarried. [Obs.] Chaucer.

Syn. -- Undefiled; pure; virtuous; continent; immaculate; spotless.
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Chaste tree. Same as Agnus castus.
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