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virtuous

[ vur-choo-uhs ]
/ ˈvɜr tʃu əs /
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adjective
conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright: Lead a virtuous life.
chaste: a virtuous young person.
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Origin of virtuous

1300–50; alteration (with i<Latin ) of Middle English vertuous<Anglo-French <Late Latin virtuōsus, equivalent to Latin virtu(s) virtue + -ōsus-ous

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British Dictionary definitions for virtuous

virtuous
/ (ˈvɜːtʃʊəs) /

adjective
characterized by or possessing virtue or moral excellence; righteous; upright
(of women) chaste or virginal

Derived forms of virtuous

virtuously, adverbvirtuousness, noun
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