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Date: 1200-1300
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin castus 'pure'

chaste

adjective
     
chaste
1 old-fashioned not having sex with anyone, or not with anyone except your husband or wife [↪ celibate, chastity]:
She led a chaste, decent life.
2 not showing sexual feelings:
a chaste kiss on the cheek
3 simple and plain in style:
a chaste nightgown
chastely adverb

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