- conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright: Lead a virtuous life.
- chaste: a virtuous young person.
Origin of virtuous
Related Words for virtuouslyequally, honorably, rightly, rightfully, reasonably, accurately, duly, properly, honestly, correctly, legally, equitably, legitimately, lawfully, decently, impartially, justly, quietly, simply, plainly
Examples from the Web for virtuously
Historical Examples of virtuously
She doesn't like me at all, though I've been virtuously nice to her.Jane Journeys On
Ruth Comfort Mitchell
"I won't say I am sorry, because that would be a lie," said Sarah virtuously.Rosemary
"I like to do what's best for folks in the end," declared Mrs. Forbes virtuously.Jewel
Clara Louise Burnham
"I have never harboured such an unworthy thought," he said virtuously.The Clue of the Twisted Candle
"And Hoodie didn't usplain a bit, not one bit," said Duke virtuously.Hoodie
Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
- characterized by or possessing virtue or moral excellence; righteous; upright
- (of women) chaste or virginal