Synonyms
Antonyms
Etymology

1. celibate

adjective. ['ˈsɛlɪbət'] abstaining from sexual intercourse.

Synonyms

  • continent

Antonyms

  • wicked
  • impure

Etymology

  • caelibatus (Latin)

Featured Games

Words that Rhyme with Celibate

  • abbot
  • abbott
  • cabot
  • celebate
  • garbutt
  • habit
  • halibut
  • hurlbut
  • hurlbutt
  • inhabit
  • inhibit
  • jackrabbit
  • kabat
  • kubat
  • marbut
  • nisbet
  • orbit
  • prohibit
  • rabbit
  • sherbet

How to spell celibate? Is it celibato? Or calibat? Common misspellings are:

  • celibato
  • calibat

Example sentences of the word celibate


1. Noun, singular or mass
Monks must be celibate.

2. Adjective
Shaolin monks are celibate because they believe it removes distractions.

Quotes containing the word celibate


1. It’s impossible,” he snapped. “Why?” “Because I’m Sebastian, Lord St. Vincent. I can’t be celibate. Everyone knows that.
- Lisa Kleypas, Devil in Winter

2. A celibate clergy is an especially good idea, because it tends to suppress any hereditary propensity toward fanaticism.
- Carl Sagan

2. celibate

noun. ['ˈsɛlɪbət'] an unmarried person who has taken a religious vow of chastity.

Antonyms

  • immoral

Etymology

  • caelibatus (Latin)
Synonym.com