[编辑] GRE 红宝书
- adj. 贞洁的; 朴实的
- ［英］ adj. 贞洁的 ( virtuous) ;朴实的 ( restrained and simple)
- ［记］ chaste ( 贞洁的) 姑娘被chase ( 追逐)
- ［同］ 派生词: chastity n. 贞节, 纯洁
- ［例］ The prudish man read only chaste literature.
[编辑] Webster Collegiate
adjective (chaster; chastest)
- Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin castus pure
- Date: 13th century
- 1. innocent of unlawful sexual intercourse
- 2. celibate
- 3. pure in thought and act ; modest
- ? chastely adverb
- ? chasteness noun
- chaste, pure, modest, decent mean free from all taint of what is lewd or salacious. chaste primarily implies a refraining from acts or even thoughts or desires that are not virginal or not sanctioned by marriage vows <they maintained chaste relations. pure differs from chaste in implying innocence and absence of temptation rather than control of one's impulses and actions<the pure of heart. modest and decent apply especially to deportment and dress as outward signs of inward chastity or purity<preferred more modest swimsuits<decent people didn't go to such movies.