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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 ?
It was bitter cold in the morning, she dropped her precious turnover in the gutter, Aunt March had an attack of the fidgets, Meg was sensitive, Beth would look grieved and wistful when she got home, and Amy kept making remarks about people who were always talking about being good and yet wouldn't even try when other people set them a virtuous example.
You scorn to mingle the blood of the Heywards with one so degraded-- lovely and virtuous though she be?
But, out of the whole human family, it would not have been easy to select the same number of wise and virtuous persons, who should he less capable of sitting in judgment on an erring woman's heart, and disentangling its mesh of good and evil, than the sages of rigid aspect towards whom Hester Prynne now turned her face.
But Death plucked down some virtuous elder brother, on whose whistling daily toil solely hung the responsibilities of some other family, and left the worse than useless old man standing, till the hideous rot of life should make him easier to harvest.
And the trader leaned back in his chair, and folded his arm, with an air of virtuous decision, apparently considering himself a second Wilberforce.
There are nine hundred and ninety-nine patrons of virtue to one virtuous man.
She was so overcome by the splendor of his achieve- ment that she took him into the closet and selected a choice apple and delivered it to him, along with an improving lecture upon the added value and flavor a treat took to itself when it came without sin through virtuous effort.
It would have been some comfort to the bruised, unhappy little spirit to know that Miranda Sawyer was passing an uncomfortable night, and that she tacitly regretted her harshness, partly because Jane had taken such a lofty and virtuous position in the matter.
fortunate for a large circle of friends and acquaint- ances, whose sympathy and affection he has strongly secured by the many sufferings he has endured, by his virtuous traits of character, by his ever-abiding remembrance of those who are in bonds, as being bound with them
Elinor honoured her for a plan which originated so nobly as this; though smiling to see the same eager fancy which had been leading her to the extreme of languid indolence and selfish repining, now at work in introducing excess into a scheme of such rational employment and virtuous self-control.
Having completed the entry -- and having also shown, by doubling his original estimate on the Debtor side, that Magdalen's easy compliance with his demand on her had not been thrown away on him -- the captain pressed his blotting-paper over the wet ink, and put away the book with the air of a man who had done a virtuous action, and who was above boasting about it.
The virtuous servant, Roger Cly, swore his way through the case at a great rate.