follow Dictionary.com

Get the details behind our redesign

unchaste

[uhn-cheyst] /ʌnˈtʃeɪst/
adjective
1.
not chaste; not virtuous; not pure:
an unchaste woman.
2.
characterized by sexual suggestiveness, transgression, or excess; lascivious; bawdy:
an unchaste exhibition.
Origin
1350-1400
1350-1400; Middle English; see un-1, chaste
Related forms
unchastely, adverb
unchasteness, unchastity
[uhn-chas-ti-tee] /ʌnˈtʃæs tɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
Cite This Source
Word Origin and History for un-chastity
unchaste
1382, from un- (1) "not" + chaste.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
Cite This Source

Word of The Day

Difficulty index for unchaste

Most English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for un

2
4
Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with un-chastity