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vir·tu·ous

 (vûr′cho͞o-əs)
adj.
1. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence: led a virtuous life. See Synonyms at moral.
2. Archaic Chaste: a virtuous woman.

vir′tu·ous·ly adv.
vir′tu·ous·ness n.

virtuous

(ˈvɜːtʃʊəs)
adj
1. characterized by or possessing virtue or moral excellence; righteous; upright
2. (of women) chaste or virginal
ˈvirtuously adv
ˈvirtuousness n

vir•tu•ous

(ˈvɜr tʃu əs)

adj.
1. conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright.
2. chaste: a virtuous young person.
[1300–50; vertuous < Anglo-French < Late Latin virtuōsus= Latin virtu(s) virtue + -ōsus -ous]
vir′tu•ous•ly, adv.
vir′tu•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.virtuous - morally excellent
chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"
good - morally admirable
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
wicked - morally bad in principle or practice
2.virtuous - in a state of sexual virginityvirtuous - 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"
chaste - morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse); "a holy woman innocent and chaste"

virtuous

adjective
2. chaste, pure, innocent, celibate, spotless, virginal, clean-living a prince who falls in love with a beautiful and virtuous maiden
chaste loose, promiscuous, impure, unchaste
3. self-righteous, pleased with yourself, smug I cleaned the flat, which left me feeling very virtuous.

virtuous

adjective
1. In accordance with principles of right or good conduct:
2. Morally beyond reproach, especially in sexual conduct:
Translations
عَفيف، طاهِر، ذو فَضيلَه
ctnostný
anstændigdydig
dyggîugur
dürüsterdemlifaziletli

virtuous

[ˈvɜːtjʊəs] ADJvirtuoso

virtuous

[ˈvɜːrtʃuəs] adjvertueux/eusevirtuous circle ncercle m vertueux

virtuous

adj
tugendhaft, tugendsam
(pej: = self-satisfied, righteous) person, attitudeselbstgerecht

virtuous

[ˈvɜːtjʊəs] adjvirtuoso/a

virtue

(ˈvəːtʃuː) noun
1. a good moral quality. Honesty is a virtue.
2. a good quality. The house is small, but it has the virtue of being easy to clean.
3. goodness of character etc. She is a person of great virtue.
ˈvirtuous adjective
morally good. She is a virtuous young woman.
ˈvirtuously adverb
ˈvirtuousness noun
References in classic literature ?
At you, ye virtuous ones, laughed my beauty to-day.
this is my sorrow: into the basis of things have reward and punishment been insinuated--and now even into the basis of your souls, ye virtuous ones!
but if she be as virtuous as thou believest, it is an uncalled-for proceeding to make trial of truth itself, for, after trial, it will but be in the same estimation as before.
Remember there is no jewel in the world so precious as a chaste and virtuous woman, and that the whole honour of women consists in reputation; and since thy wife's is of that high excellence that thou knowest, wherefore shouldst thou seek to call that truth in question?
And that she is pure and virtuous goes without question?
My dear son, your father has decided to read us the chapter in Proverbs in praise of a virtuous wife.
In a word, as the whole relation is carefully garbled of all the levity and looseness that was in it, so it all applied, and with the utmost care, to virtuous and religious uses.
Since then every family is part of a city, and each of those individuals is part of a family, and the virtue of the parts ought to correspond to the virtue of the whole; it is necessary, that both the wives and children of the community should be instructed correspondent to the nature thereof, if it is of consequence to the virtue of the state, that the wives and children therein should be virtuous, and of consequence it certainly is, for the wives are one half of the free persons; and of the children the succeeding citizens are to be formed.
I know no sort of lying which is more frequent in Vanity Fair than this, and it may be remarked how people who practise it take credit to themselves for their hypocrisy, and fancy that they are exceedingly virtuous and praiseworthy, because they are able to deceive the world with regard to the extent of their means.
He felt curious to know what was going to happen and what would be revealed to him; but most of all, he felt joyful that the moment had come when he would at last start on that path of regeneration and on the actively virtuous life of which he had been dreaming since he met Joseph Alexeevich.
But Benjamin's virtuous indignation was so very virtuous that it let the spirit of mischief loose in me.
Her orders were indeed so liberal, that, had it been a child of her own, she could not have exceeded them; but, lest the virtuous reader may condemn her for showing too great regard to a base-born infant, to which all charity is condemned by law as irreligious, we think proper to observe that she concluded the whole with saying, "Since it was her brother's whim to adopt the little brat, she supposed little master must be treated with great tenderness.