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celibate

cel·i·bate

celibate

 
 
pronunciation:
se l biht
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an unmarried person, esp. one who has taken a religious vow not to marry.
synonyms:
nun, vestal, virgin
similar words:
ascetic, friar, monastic, monk, priest, Puritan
definition 2: one who abstains from sexual relations.
synonyms:
virgin
similar words:
ascetic, bachelor, maid, maiden, monk, nun, Puritan, vestal
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: unmarried.
synonyms:
maiden, single, unmarried, virginal
definition 2: abstaining from sexual relations, esp. because of having taken a vow.
Unlike Catholic priests, who are celibate, Anglican priests are allowed to marry.
synonyms:
chaste, conventual, monastic, pure, Puritan, vestal, virginal, virtuous
similar words:
abstemious, ascetic, austere, continent, maidenly, spartan
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