What does virtuous mean?

Definitions for virtuous
ˈvɜr tʃu əsvir·tu·ous

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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"

Wiktionary

  1. virtuous(Adjective)

    Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtuous(adj)

    possessing or exhibiting virtue

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

  2. Virtuous(adj)

    exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave

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

  3. Virtuous(adj)

    having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent

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

  4. Virtuous(adj)

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

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

  5. Virtuous(adj)

    chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women

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

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Numerology

  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

Examples of virtuous in a Sentence

  1. Edward Bulwer-Lytton:

    Destiny is but a phrase of the weak human heart - the dark apology for every error. The strong and virtuous admit no destiny. On earth conscience guides; in heaven God watches. And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one and dethrone the other.

  2. C. S. Lewis, The Abolition of Man:

    It still remains true that no justification of virtue will enable a man to be virtuous.

  3. Aristotle:

    What the statesman is most anxious to produce is a certain moral character in his fellow citizens, namely a disposition to virtue and the performance of virtuous actions.

  4. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    Nothing worth doing is completed in our lifetime therefore, we must be saved by hope. Nothing true or beautiful or good makes complete sense in any immediate context of history therefore, we must be saved by faith. Nothing we do, however virtuous, can be accomplished alone therefore, we are saved by love.

  5. The Hitopadesa:

    Like an earthen pot, a bad man is easily broken, and cannot readily be restored to his former situation; but a virtuous man, like a vase of gold, is broken with difficulty, and easily repaired.

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