Definition of chaste adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//tʃeɪst//
    ; NAmE NAmE//tʃeɪst//
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  1. 1(old-fashioned) not having sex with anyone; only having sex with the person that you are married to to remain chaste
  2. 2(formal) not expressing sexual feelings a chaste kiss on the cheek
  3. 3(formal) simple and plain in style; not decorated the cool, chaste interior of the hall She wore a chaste gold chain around her neck.
  4. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French, from Latin castus.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: chaste