Meaning of unchaste in English:

unchaste

Pronunciation /ʌnˈtʃeɪst/

adjective

  • Relating to or engaging in sexual activity, especially of an illicit or extramarital nature.

    ‘unchaste desires’
    • ‘This is Athens, the city that gave man marriage ‘by which the unchaste nature of the female was at last governed.’’
    • ‘Their love of sumptuous clothes is simultaneously the inspiration for and the evidence of their ‘wanton, lewd, and unchaste behavior’.’
    • ‘Under Hardin, a woman who had been unchaste, but had reformed herself could become ‘an innocent woman in the eyes of the law.’’
    • ‘Thus, the chaste woman was sealed, impermeable; the unchaste woman was porous, incontinent.’
    • ‘I must love all men, and never quarrel, nor be drunk, nor be unchaste, nor steal, nor tell a lie, nor be discontent with my condition.’
    • ‘In burghs throughout the country ‘black Genevan ministers and kirk sessions had it in for the ungodly and unchaste, and at one palace or another Buchanan beat learning into young King James.’
    • ‘Sita came, and Valmiki said, ‘They are all saying you are unchaste.’’
    • ‘Mary goes off to a lonely place to give birth to the child, she brings the child back, her family accuses her of unchastity, the child speaks out of his cradle to assure everybody that Mary is not unchaste.’
    • ‘This is proven when the hag offers her husband the choice: he can have her old and ugly and faithful or young, beautiful, and possible unchaste.’
    • ‘Iago has already convinced him that Desdemona is unchaste.’
    • ‘William's downfall, in The Zeal of Thy House, comes about partly because of his unchaste, rowdy, and drunken way of life.’
    • ‘Eva is also a mythic character who is unchaste and unwilling to submit to anyone or any God, in opposition to her Christian namesake.’
    • ‘She offers him the choice: he can have her old and ugly and faithful or young, beautiful, and possibly unchaste.’
    • ‘That is not, however, to say there was anything unchristian, unchaste, or subversive to the Faith.’
    • ‘Denouncing unchaste women, Hamlet madly advises Ophelia to become a celibate nun.’
    • ‘PC Clegg said the woman's husband left her on account of her drinking habits and then she commenced to lead an unchaste life.’
    • ‘The women, becoming unchaste, will freely wander from one man to the next.’
    unethical, bad, morally wrong, wrongful, wicked, evil, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonourable, dishonest, unconscionable, iniquitous, disreputable, fraudulent, corrupt, depraved, vile, villainous, nefarious, base, unfair, underhand, devious