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Princeton's WordNet

  1. valuesnoun

    beliefs of a person or social group in which they have an emotional investment (either for or against something)

    "he has very conservatives values"

Wiktionary

  1. valuesnoun

    plural of value

  2. valuesnoun

    a collection of guiding principles; what one deems to be correct and desirable in life, especially regarding personal conduct.

Wikipedia

  1. values

    In ethics and social sciences, value denotes the degree of importance of something or action, with the aim of determining which actions are best to do or what way is best to live (normative ethics in ethics), or to describe the significance of different actions. Value systems are prospective and prescriptive beliefs; they affect the ethical behavior of a person or are the basis of their intentional activities. Often primary values are strong and secondary values are suitable for changes. What makes an action valuable may in turn depend on the ethical values of the objects it increases, decreases, or alters. An object with "ethic value" may be termed an "ethic or philosophic good" (noun sense).Values can be defined as broad preferences concerning appropriate courses of actions or outcomes. As such, values reflect a person's sense of right and wrong or what "ought" to be. "Equal rights for all", "Excellence deserves admiration", and "People should be treated with respect and dignity" are representatives of values. Values tend to influence attitudes and behavior and these types include ethical/moral values, doctrinal/ideological (religious, political) values, social values, and aesthetic values. It is debated whether some values that are not clearly physiologically determined, such as altruism, are intrinsic, and whether some, such as acquisitiveness, should be classified as vices or virtues.

Editors Contribution

  1. values

    Plural form and verb form of the word value.

    The family values were clear and all showed the love, passion, unity, harmony, balance and sharing.


    Submitted by MaryC on April 5, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'values' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #1343

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'values' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3456

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of values in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of values in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of values in a Sentence

  1. Jim Kenney:

    Philadelphia is a welcoming, inclusive city that values the diversity of its residents, this policy is the embodiment of those values.

  2. John Travolta:

    He is very different from what I am and who I am and how I think and my values, it's a completely different person - that's something fun to play.

  3. Dasha Smith:

    It’s not at all in line with our values and what we stand for at the The NFL, we ’ll address it appropriately.

  4. Marion Fourestier:

    Parisians appreciate the outpouring of support, we want to ensure that our values and well-being are preserved and to live our lives as we choose. Travel broadens our lives and understanding of others.

  5. Joe Biden:

    If we give Donald Trump eight years in the White House, Donald Trump will forever and fundamentally alter the character of this nation, who we are and I can not stand by and watch that happen, the core values of this nation, our standing in the world, our very democracy, everything that has made America America's at stake.

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