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VIRTUOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does virtuous mean? 

VIRTUOUS (adjective)
  The adjective VIRTUOUS has 2 senses:

1. morally excellent
2. in a state of sexual virginity

  Familiarity information: VIRTUOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


VIRTUOUS (adjective)


Sense 1virtuous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally excellent

Similar:

impeccable (not capable of sin)

impeccant; innocent; sinless (free from sin)

Also:

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

good (morally admirable)

moral (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles)

pious (having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity)

righteous (characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice)

Antonym:

wicked (morally bad in principle or practice)


Sense 2virtuous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

In a state of sexual virginity

Synonyms:

vestal; virgin; virtuous; virginal; pure

Context examples:

pure and vestal modesty / a spinster or virgin lady / men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal

Similar:

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


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