chasteness
noun see chaste

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Chasteness — Chaste ness, n. 1. Chastity; purity. [1913 Webster] 2. (Literature & Art) Freedom from all that is meretricious, gaudy, or affected; as, chasteness of design. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • chasteness — See chastely. * * * …   Universalium

  • chasteness — n. pureness; quality of virginity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • chasteness — chaste·ness …   English syllables

  • chasteness — noun lack of ornamentation the room was simply decorated with great restraint • Syn: ↑restraint, ↑simplicity, ↑simpleness • Derivationally related forms: ↑simple (for: ↑simpleness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • simpleness — noun 1. lack of ornamentation the room was simply decorated with great restraint • Syn: ↑chasteness, ↑restraint, ↑simplicity • Derivationally related forms: ↑simple, ↑simple ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • 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. [1913 Webster] She . . . hath preserved her spotless chastity. T. Carew. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rude — Rude, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L. rudis.] 1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. [1913 Webster] Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rudely — Rude Rude, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L. rudis.] 1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. [1913 Webster] Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rudeness — Rude Rude, a. [Compar. {Ruder}; superl. {Rudest}.] [F., fr. L. rudis.] 1. Characterized by roughness; umpolished; raw; lacking delicacy or refinement; coarse. [1913 Webster] Such gardening tools as art, yet rude, . . . had formed. Milton. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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