AskDefine | Define chasteness

Dictionary Definition

chasteness n : lack of ornamentation; "the room was simply decorated with great restraint" [syn: restraint, simplicity]

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English

Noun

  1. The state of being chaste; chastity

Quotations

  • 1805 Emily Clark - The banks of the Douro
    The chasteness of her dress made her appear the allusive semblance of Purity itself
  • 2005 Gocha R. Tsetskhladze - Ancient West & East
    Livia's public image and her statues portrayed her as one imbued with the qualities of moral chasteness and matronly respectability
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