What does virtuous mean?

Definitions for virtuous
ˈvɜr tʃu əsvir·tu·ous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtuousadjective

    morally excellent

  2. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuousadjective

    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. virtuousadjective

    Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtuousadjective

    possessing or exhibiting virtue

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

  2. Virtuousadjective

    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. Virtuousadjective

    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. Virtuousadjective

    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. Virtuousadjective

    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. Sanskrit Proverb:

    As far and wide the vernal breeze Sweet odours waft from blooming trees, So, too, the grateful savour spreads To distant lands of virtuous deeds.

  2. Martin Luther:

    Men are not made religious by performing certain actions which are externally good, but they must first have righteous principles, and then they will not fail to perform virtuous actions.

  3. June Jordan:

    The purpose of polite behavior is never virtuous. Deceit, surrender, and concealment: these are not virtues. The goal of the mannerly is comfort, per se.

  4. Plutarch:

    The man who is completely wise and virtuous has no need of glory, except so far as it disposes and eases his way to action by the greater trust that it procures him.

  5. Niccolò Machiavelli:

    The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.

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