Definitions for virtuousˈvɜr tʃu əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vir•tu•ousˈvɜr tʃu əs(adj.)

  1. conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright.

    Category: Philosphy

  2. chaste:

    a virtuous young person.

Origin of virtuous:

1300–50; vertuous < AF < LL virtuōsus= L virtu(s)virtue+-ōsus -ous


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

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


morally good

She is a virtuous young woman.

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