Chastity (noun)

  1. The state of being chaste, abstaining from sexual relations or activities.
  2. The quality of being pure and untouched, morally or physically.
  3. The state of being modest and respectable in behavior, manner, or appearance.


From the latin word castitas, meaning purity or cleanliness, from the verb castus, meaning pure or chaste.


  1. The nuns in the convent lived lives of chastity, dedicating themselves to religious devotion.
  2. Many people view virginity as a sign of chastity.
  3. She dressed modestly, preserving her chastity.
  4. He upheld his chastity by not engaging in any promiscuous behavior.
  5. The chastity of the young woman was highly valued in the traditional community.
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