Definition of chastely adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈtʃeɪstli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈtʃeɪstli//
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  1. 1(formal) in a way that does not express sexual feelings He kissed her chastely on the cheek.
  2. 2(old-fashioned) without having sex with anyone; only having sex with the person that you are married to Not all clergymen managed to live chastely.
  3. 3(formal) in a plain and simple style; without decoration chastely classical interior decoration