Chaste (?), a. [F. chaste, from L. castus pure, chaste; cf. Gr. pure, Skr. udth to purify.]
Pure from unlawful sexual intercourse; virtuous; continent.
Whose bed is undefiled and chaste pronounced.
Pure in thought and act; innocent; free from lewdness and obscenity, or indecency in act or speech; modest; as, a chaste mind; chaste eyes.
Pure in design and expression; correct; free from barbarisms or vulgarisms; refined; simple; as, a chaste style in composition or art.
That great model of chaste, lofty, and eloquence, the Book of Common Prayer.
Syn. -- Undefiled; pure; virtuous; continent; immaculate; spotless.
Chaste tree. Same as Agnus castus.
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