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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.

    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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Hypocrite advocates about Simplicity, Humanity, Almighty, Meditation Beauty etc and adds he believes that the beauty lies in soul, not face but ensures to place own photo in everything that he says about life's virtuous quality via thoughts poster to gain praise for oneself only in reality.

  4. William Congreve, The Mourning Bride:

    For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.

  5. South:

    Were there but one virtuous man in the world, he would hold up his head with confidence and honor; he would shame the world, and not the world him.

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