What is another word for Unchastity?

263 synonyms found


[ ʌnt͡ʃˈastɪti], [ ʌnt‍ʃˈastɪti], [ ʌ_n_tʃ_ˈa_s_t_ɪ_t_i]

Synonyms for Unchastity:

How to use "Unchastity" in context?

There is perhaps no word more evocative in English than Unchastity. Equally, its etymology and meaning are unclear. Some say the word derived from the Latin unchaste, meaning free from wedlock or not lawfully married. Others say the word was borrowed from the French and originated in the 14th century, meaning lewdness or lasciviousness.

Whatever its origins, unchastity has always held a certain taboo status in society. It is seen as a sin worthy of castigation and punishment. Our ancestors were not far off the mark in their assessment.

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