Noun(1) an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity
Adjective(1) abstaining from sexual intercourse
(1) He astonished his friends and family by attempting to become a celibate priest but two years of seminary studies persuaded him he lacked a vocation.(2) He was to become a priest and lead the celibate life.(3) Single men were 20 times more likely to be celibate than married men.(4) Single women in this context were assumed to be celibate .(5) In any event, no one could accuse him of being a remote celibate who did not know what he was talking about.(6) In the east, the upper ecclesiastical echelons - patriarchs in particular - were recruited from monasteries and therefore were celibate , but ordinary priests were allowed to marry.(7) Living a simple life, being vegetarian, abstaining from cigarettes and alcohol, being celibate , and dedicating his actions to the welfare of all beings are ways in which a Buddhist monk tries to improve the world.(8) This may stem from the Roman Catholic view, where intimacy, even within the context of marriage, is considered a concession to base instincts, while sacred priests and nuns are celibate .(9) Due to a personal spiritual quest, Radha's husband has remained celibate for 13 years.(10) What is more important, to allow people a better chance of getting to mass on Sunday or to keep priests celibate ?(11) A few celibate members live with their families for personal or professional reasons and are known as ├ö├ç├┐associates├ö├ç├û.(12) Maude GuÔö£┬«rin plays a lone wolf detective in the Prime Suspect mold - a single woman on the Quebec City homicide squad whose celibate lifestyle is legendary.(13) The Boston archdiocese's official newspaper said this week the Roman Catholic Church must face the question of whether to continue to require priests to be celibate .(14) I think what we might call the mystical strain in Christianity has always been extraordinarily important to me, and I think that's probably why this life suits me because I suspect I am probably a born celibate .(15) If you're single, or have made a conscious decision to be celibate , you may be quite happy without having sex for a while.(16) However, I did not force my husband to remain as celibate as I had to be.
1. unmarried ::
2. single ::
3. unwed ::
4. spouseless ::
5. chaste ::
6. virginal ::
7. virgin ::
8. maidenly ::
9. maiden ::
10. intact ::
12. self-denying ::
Different Formscelibate, celibates
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