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VIRTUE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does virtue mean? 

VIRTUE (noun)
  The noun VIRTUE has 4 senses:

1. the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
2. any admirable quality or attribute
3. morality with respect to sexual relations
4. a particular moral excellence

  Familiarity information: VIRTUE used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIRTUE (noun)


Sense 1virtue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

moral excellence; virtue; virtuousness

Hypernyms ("virtue" is a kind of...):

good; goodness (moral excellence or admirableness)


Sense 2virtue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Any admirable quality or attribute

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

merit; virtue

Context example:

work of great merit

Hypernyms ("virtue" is a kind of...):

worth (the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful)


Sense 3virtue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morality with respect to sexual relations

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

sexual morality; chastity; virtue

Hypernyms ("virtue" is a kind of...):

morality (concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct)

Attribute:

chaste (morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse))

unchaste (not chaste)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "virtue"):

honor; honour; pureness; purity (a woman's virtue or chastity)


Sense 4virtue [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A particular moral excellence

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("virtue" is a kind of...):

good; goodness (moral excellence or admirableness)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "virtue"):

cardinal virtue (one of the seven preeminent virtues)


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