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chaste (adj) pure (of a person's morals); virginal; not having had sex.

Not having had sex at all, or having sex only with the person married to, is being chaste. A chaste person is virginal, or has sex only with the marriage partner. A chaste kiss is without any expression of sexual desire. Chaste also means simple and plain when we refer to a house or ornaments.

  • Peter was ever sure his wife Emile was chaste. Even the strongest rumors of her affairs with other men could not shake his belief that she had sex only with him.
  • Sander is a hypocrite. While having affairs with a number of women, he is never tired of lecturing others about the virtue of chastity, and limiting oneself to one sex partner.
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