American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence: led a virtuous life.
- adj. Possessing or characterized by chastity; pure: a virtuous woman. See Synonyms at moral.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having or exhibiting manly strength and courage; valorous; brave; gallant.
- Possessed of or exhibiting virtue; morally good; acting in conformity with right; discharging moral duties and obligations, and abstaining from immoral practices: as, a virtuous man.
- Being in conformity to the moral or divine law: as, a virtuous deed; a virtuous life.
- Chaste; pure; modest.
- Efficacious by inherent qualities; having singular or eminent properties or powers; potent; effective.
- = Syn. 2 and 3. Upright, exemplary, worthy, righteous. See morality.
- adj. Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Possessing or exhibiting virtue.
- adj. obsolete Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.
- adj. obsolete Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.
- adj. Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure.
- adj. Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.
- adj. morally excellent
- adj. in a state of sexual virginity
- From Middle English, Anglo Norman, ultimately from Late Latin virtuōsus, from Latin virtūs. (Wiktionary)
“* The cardinal* (* 9*) * virtues* are the _hinge_-virtues, those on which the character _hinges_ or turns, those, the possession of all which, would constitute a virtuous character, while the absence of any one of them would justly forfeit for a man the epithet _virtuous_.”
“Bünger uses the phrase "recursive decontenting" to describe what he called a virtuous cycle in automobile manufacturing: cutting mass, retaining power and increasing efficiency.”
“News analyst Ken Doctor of Outsell recently wrote of what he called the virtuous cycle created by charging your most loyal online readers - who are presumably those invested enough in your news outlet to pay.”
“The job growth was better than economists expected and perhaps the strongest sign yet that what they call a "virtuous cycle" has taken hold: When people spend more, corporate earnings rise, leading to more hiring and then more spending.”
“What, in basketball, is called an assist, in morality, is called virtuous complicity.”
“In the particular case [of the CRU emails], calling for scientists to take the moral high ground, and to be more virtuous, is roughly the equivalent of suggesting that victims of sexual assault should act more virtuous.”
“This argument that scientists should somehow be more virtuous is a huge fallacy.”
“In this particular case, calling for scientists to take the moral high ground, and to be more virtuous, is roughly the equivalent of suggesting that victims of sexual assault should act more virtuous.”
“He left all for the sake of certain virtuous self-indulgences.”
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