[syn: virtue, chastity, sexual morality]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Chastity \Chas"ti*ty\, n. [F. chastet['e], fr. L. castitas, fr.
castus. See Chaste.]
1. The state of being chaste; purity of body; freedom from
unlawful sexual intercourse.
She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity. --T.
2. Moral purity.
So dear to heaven is saintly chastity,
That, when a soul is found sicerely so
A thousand liveried angels lackey her. --Milton.
3. The unmarried life; celibacy. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
4. (Literature & Art) Chasteness.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: abstaining from sexual relations (as because of religious
vows) [syn: chastity, celibacy, sexual abstention]
2: morality with respect to sexual relations [syn: virtue,
chastity, sexual morality]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
102 Moby Thesaurus words for "chastity":
Atticism, Encratism, Friday, Lenten fare, Pythagoreanism,
Pythagorism, Rechabitism, Shakerism, Spartan fare, Stoicism,
absoluteness, abstainment, abstemiousness, abstention, abstinence,
appropriateness, asceticism, avoidance, banyan day, celibacy,
chasteness, clarity, classicalism, classicism, clearness,
comeliness, continence, correctness, defectlessness, dignity,
directness, discrimination, distinction, ease, elegance, elegancy,
eschewal, fast, faultlessness, felicitousness, felicity, finish,
fish day, fittingness, flawlessness, flow, flowing periods,
fluency, forbearance, fruitarianism, good taste, grace,
gracefulness, gracility, guiltlessness, gymnosophy, immaculacy,
immaculateness, impeccability, infallibility, innocence, limpidity,
lucidity, maidenhead, maidenhood, naturalness, neatness, nephalism,
pellucidity, perfection, perspicuity, plain living, plainness,
polish, propriety, purity, refinement, refraining, refrainment,
restraint, seemliness, self-restraint, sexual abstinence,
simple diet, simplicity, sinlessness, smoothness, spare diet,
spotlessness, stainlessness, straightforwardness, taintlessness,
taste, tastefulness, teetotalism, terseness, the pledge,
total abstinence, unaffectedness, vegetarianism, virginity,