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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.

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. Walter Bagehot:

    Nothing is more unpleasant that a virtuous person with a mean mind.

  2. John Maynard Keynes:

    The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.

  3. Reinhold Niebuhr:

    There is no cure for the pride of a virtuous nation but pure religion.

  4. Edward George Earle Lytton Bulwer-Lytton:

    The strong and virtuous admit no destiny.

  5. Frederick Douglass:

    The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

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