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giving, abating, absolution, absolve, acquittal, authorise, authorize, avoid, bear, behave.
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Correct spelling:
celibate
Definition:
state; celibacy.

Synonyms:

adjective
abstaining from sexual activity
chaste, continent, pure, virginal, virtuous, virgin.
all
celibate, continent.
ascetic
abstemious, abstinent, ascetic, austere, dry, franciscan, lenten, miserly, monastic, parsimonious, penitential, repentant, severe, spartan, stark, stoic, teetotaling, trappist, hermit-like.
celibate
alone, asexual, bachelor, chaste, intact, lone, maiden, monkish, old maid, pure, single, solitary, unmarried, unplowed, unwed, virginal, spinsterish, abstemious, abstinent, ascetic, monastic, virgin.
continent
abstentious, abstinent.
pure
Unprofaned, inviolate, maidenly, unspotted, wide-eyed, Kidder, Unblighted, babe in woods, lily white, pure as driven snow, wet behind ears.
virtuous
virtuous, clean-living, high-principled, moralistic, in the clear, on up and up, without reproach.
noun
celibate
chaste, continent, hermit, monk, spinster.
person
celibate.
Examples of usage:
  1. Again I have to remind you of a fact that cannot be denied, but which is ignored, and it is that a celibate clergy cannot continue the population, and that if the population be not continued the tail of the race will disappear in America in about twenty- five years.... – The Untilled Field by George Moore
  2. To be celibate is a very great misfortune even for a woman; for a man it is impossible, it is cruel, it is wicked. – The Woman Who Did by Grant Allen
  3. But I am equally sure that most people under these or less intense circumstances will not remain celibate. – An Outline of Sexual Morality by Kenneth Ingram
  4. It was framed, of course, for a celibate community: but it has many permanent features which are unaffected by his limitation. – The Life of the Spirit and the Life of To-day by Evelyn Underhill
  5. For example, here am I, who can no longer be called a boy, and who am an Eastern, am also a celibate. – The Man Who Rose Again by Joseph Hocking

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