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Relating to or engaging in sexual activity, especially of an illicit or extramarital nature:‘unchaste desires’
unethical, bad, morally wrong, wrongful, wicked, evil, unprincipled, unscrupulous, dishonourable, dishonest, unconscionable, iniquitous, disreputable, fraudulent, corrupt, depraved, vile, villainous, nefarious, base, unfair, underhand, deviousView synonyms
- ‘Iago has already convinced him that Desdemona is 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.’
- ‘Eva is also a mythic character who is unchaste and unwilling to submit to anyone or any God, in opposition to her Christian namesake.’
- ‘In one polemic after another Islamist writers contrast the virtuous Muslim woman with her Western or Westernized counterpart - naked, unchaste, and corrupt, a potent source of fitna or strife.’
- ‘Sita came, and Valmiki said, ‘They are all saying you are unchaste.’’
- ‘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.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘The girl's father was so ashamed that he buried his daughter alive for her unchaste behavior, and Phoebus could not save her from the burial or revive her lifeless body.’
- ‘Thus, the chaste woman was sealed, impermeable; the unchaste woman was porous, incontinent.’
- ‘The women, becoming unchaste, will freely wander from one man to the next.’
- ‘Limits placed on the movement of Muslim women, the jobs they can hold and their interactions with men are all rooted in fears of unchaste behavior.’
- ‘Their love of sumptuous clothes is simultaneously the inspiration for and the evidence of their ‘wanton, lewd, and unchaste behavior’.’
- ‘That is not, however, to say there was anything unchristian, unchaste, or subversive to the Faith.’
- ‘William's downfall, in The Zeal of Thy House, comes about partly because of his unchaste, rowdy, and drunken way of life.’
- ‘This is Athens, the city that gave man marriage ‘by which the unchaste nature of the female was at last governed.’’
- ‘Denouncing unchaste women, Hamlet madly advises Ophelia to become a celibate nun.’
- ‘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.’
- ‘She offers him the choice: he can have her old and ugly and faithful or young, beautiful, and possibly unchaste.’
- ‘PC Clegg said the woman's husband left her on account of her drinking habits and then she commenced to lead an unchaste life.’
- ‘Under Hardin, a woman who had been unchaste, but had reformed herself could become ‘an innocent woman in the eyes of the law.’’
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