Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The state or quality of being chaste.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Chastity; purity.
  • noun (Literature & Art) Freedom from all that is meretricious, gaudy, or affected.

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  • noun The state of being chaste; chastity

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

  • noun lack of ornamentation

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Examples

  • 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

  • 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.

    Alba

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

    Alba

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

    Autumn

  • 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.

    20 « October « 2008 « Niqnaq

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

    the taliban of meah shearim

  • 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

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