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  • n. The state of being chaste; chastity

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Chastity; purity.
  • n. Freedom from all that is meretricious, gaudy, or affected.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The state or quality of being chaste.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. lack of ornamentation


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  • Last season, it was an MTV adaptation of a British show, the racy, teen sex-laden "Skins," that drew the ire of protestors, though "The Playboy Club," with its public airwave chasteness and age of consent actors, shares little in common with that show.

    'The Playboy Club' Anti-Porn Groups Boycott: Pink Cross, Morality In Media Protest NBC Show

  • He was aware of her face, the expression of chasteness, but joy, too, as if she was both ashamed and glad of the moment.


  • Matthew and I never talked about our desires, or even our chasteness, for that matter.

    Promise Me

  • During the holiday, visitors were separated according to gender on Meah Shearim Street in order to maintain chasteness.

    the taliban of meah shearim

  • Admit that Gandhi is a catastrophe for India; that chasteness in the choice of means leads to political impotence.


  • Rudeness is defined as: lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse; of untaught manners; uncivil; ignorant; lacking chasteness or elegance.

    Ed and Deb Shapiro: How Does A Waitress Deal With Rude People?

  • Raised a Jehovah's Witness, he never had a reputation for drinking or taking drugs, and his only public "romance" was with Brooke Shields, another former child star who wears her chasteness like a badge.

    Michael's World

  • The rapist was forced to marry her because no one else would have her, forcing her into a life of poverty and chasteness.

    What Is Good?

  • But I figured if there's any element of "post feminism" or celebration of a "new chasteness" to the first three books, I wasn't particularly worried for Younger Daughter and her friends.

    Breaking Dawn on a Saturday Night

  • This film's chasteness about the body, which is literally cut off from the characters for most of the film, reflects the impossibility of an honest discourse about sexuality in a context where sex has been transformed into a commodity.

    Two Or Three Things I Know About Her


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