- conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright: Lead a virtuous life.
- chaste: a virtuous young person.
Origin of virtuous
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Related Wordsdignity, righteousness, right, probity, merit, prerogative, uprightness, value, class, ideal, excellence, virtue, goodness, straight, rightness, quality, worth, rectitude, morality, virginity
Examples from the Web for virtuousness
The identification of happiness with virtue, however, necessitates the distinction between active virtue and virtuousness.
Virtuousness is a quality of the soul or of action; in the latter sense it is the essence of virtuous action.English Synonyms and Antonyms
James Champlin Fernald
What is thy opinion as to the virtuousness or otherwise of this state of things?The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa Bk. 3 Pt. 2
Translated by Kisari Mohan Ganguli
In short, a thorough belief in her own virtuousness and superior excellence was the key-note of her character.Frederick Chopin as a Man and Musician
- characterized by or possessing virtue or moral excellence; righteous; upright
- (of women) chaste or virginal
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Word Origin and History for virtuousness
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