chaste

If you belong to a chastity club, you might have to take a pledge to be chaste until marriage. Chaste can be defined as "pure and virtuous," but basically it means "not having sex."

This word is related to the Latin source of the verb castrate "to remove a man's testicles," so it's definitely related to sex. And chaste is from the same Latin source as the noun caste "a Hindu social class separated from other classes." So the word chaste means no sex, and the word caste means pure and virtuous.

DEFINITIONS OF: chaste

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adj abstaining from unlawful sexual intercourse

Synonyms
moral
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles

adj morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

“a holy woman innocent and chaste
Synonyms
celibate, continent
abstaining from sexual intercourse
pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous
in a state of sexual virginity
moral
concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles
pure
(used of persons or behaviors) having no faults; sinless
virtuous
morally excellent
Antonyms:
unchaste
not chaste
cyprian
resembling the ancient orgiastic worship of Aphrodite on Cyprus
easy, light, loose, promiscuous, sluttish, wanton
casual and unrestrained in sexual behavior
fallen
having lost your chastity
licentious
lacking moral discipline; especially sexually unrestrained
immoral
deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
impure
(used of persons or behaviors) immoral or obscene
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adj pure and simple in design or style

“a chaste border of conventionalized flowers”
Synonyms
plain
not elaborate or elaborated; simple
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