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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.

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

Wikipedia

  1. virtuous

    Virtue (Latin: virtus) is moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is valued as a foundation of principle and good moral being. In other words, it is a behavior that shows high moral standards: doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. The opposite of virtue is vice. Other examples of this notion include the concept of merit in Asian traditions as well as De (Chinese 德). Buddhism's four brahmavihara ("Divine States") can be regarded as virtues in the European sense.

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  1. virtuous

    Virtuous refers to having or showing high moral standards, or exhibiting behavior that is morally excellent, righteous, or ethical. Someone who is virtuous typically demonstrates qualities such as honesty, integrity, kindness, patience, selflessness, courage, and respect, among others. They often act in ways that are in accordance with moral and ethical principles.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Virtuousadjective

    possessing or exhibiting virtue

  2. Virtuousadjective

    exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave

  3. Virtuousadjective

    having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent

  4. Virtuousadjective

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

  5. Virtuousadjective

    chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women

  6. 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. 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.

  2. Edward George Earle Lytton 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.

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    Knowledge produces mildness of speech; mildness of speech, a good character; a good character, wealth; wealth, if virtuous actions attend it, happiness.

  4. Christen Kuikoua:

    Your enemies will never be at ease, even in your exile, for they fear your presence and the very essence of your being. The mere sound or whisper of your name strikes terror in their hearts. But fear not, for goodness is always rewarded to the virtuous, and karma serves justice to the offenders.

  5. Confucius:

    If a man withdraws his mind from the love of beauty, and applies it as sincerely to the love of the virtuous if, in serving his parents, he can exert his utmost strength if, in serving his prince, he can devote his life if in his intercourse with his friends, his words are sincere - although men say that he has not learned, I will certainly say that he has.

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