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vir·tu·ous

virtuous

 
pronunciation:
vuhr chu s
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: characterized by moral excellence or righteousness.
Being both kind and virtuous, she took loving care of her aging parents as well as others in need.She was proud of her virtuous son, who, when faced with difficult decisions, always followed his conscience.
synonyms:
ethical, good, just, moral, righteous, upright
antonyms:
bad, cheap, evil, hideous, shameful, sinful, vicious, villainous, virtueless, wicked
similar words:
constant, exemplary, faithful, honest, laudable, loyal, nice, noble, praiseworthy, principled, square, trustworthy, upstanding, wholesome, worthy
definition 2: chaste.
The duke would not marry her after he was told she was not virtuous.
synonyms:
chaste
antonyms:
promiscuous, virtueless
similar words:
celibate, pure, right, virgin, virginal
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derivations: virtuously (adv.), virtuousness (n.)