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Virtuous Meaning & Definition
Virtuous Definition And Meaning

What's The Definition Of Virtuous?

[adj] 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"
[adj] behaving according to standards of what is right or just; "led a virtuous (or moral) life"
[adj] of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person"; "a just cause"; "an upright and respectable man"; "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass
[adj] morally excellent

Synonyms | Synonyms for Virtuous: chaste | good | impeccable | impeccant | innocent | just | moral | pure | righteous | sinless | upright | vestal | virgin | virginal

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See Also | pious

Virtuous In Webster's Dictionary

\Vir"tu*ous\ (?; 135), a. [OE. vertuous, OF. vertuos, vertuous, F. vertueux, fr. L. Virtuous. See {Virtue}, and cf. {Virtuoso}.] 1. Possessing or exhibiting virtue. Specifically: (a) Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave. [Obs.] Old Priam's son, amongst them all, was chiefly virtuous. --Chapman. (b) Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent. [Obs.] --Chaucer. Lifting up his virtuous staff on high, He smote the sea, which calm['e]d was with speed. --Spenser. Every virtuous plant and healing herb. --Milton. (c) Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action. The virtuous mind that ever walks attended By a strong siding champion, conscience. --Milton. 2. Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women. Mistress Ford . . . the virtuous creature, that hath the jealous fool to her husband. --Shak. -- {Vir"tu*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Vir"tu*ous*ness}, n.

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