What does virtuous mean?

Definitions for virtuousˈvɜr tʃu əs

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word virtuous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtuous(adj)

    morally excellent

  2. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuous(adj)

    in a state of sexual virginity

    "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"


  1. virtuous(Adjective)

    Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.

  2. Origin: From Middle English, Anglo Norman, ultimately from virtuōsus, from virtus.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtuous(adj)

    possessing or exhibiting virtue

  2. Virtuous(adj)

    exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave

  3. Virtuous(adj)

    having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent

  4. Virtuous(adj)

    having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action

  5. Virtuous(adj)

    chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women

  6. Origin: [OE. vertuous, OF. vertuos, vertuous, F. vertueux, fr. L. Virtuous. See Virtue, and cf. Virtuoso.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtuous in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of virtuous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. James Gould Cozzens:

    Be virtuous and you'll be happy Nonsense Be happy and you'll begin to be virtuous.

  2. Aecio Neves:

    Brazil needs to find a new and virtuous path and we will help the country find that path.

  3. Defense Secretary Ash Carter:

    This created a virtuous cycle of better intelligence, which generates more targets, more raids and more momentum.

  4. Monique Villa:

    The goal is to create a virtuous circle, so that once one company in an industry has that award, others will want to join in.

  5. Confucius:

    I have not seen a person who loved virtue, or one who hated what was not virtuous. He who loved virtue would esteem nothing above it.

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