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Definition of Virtuous

Virtuous

  1. Possessing or exhibiting virtue.
  2. Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.
  3. Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.
  4. Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action.
  5. Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.

Virtuous Quotations

The fact is that a man who wants to act virtuously in every way necessarily comes to grief among so many who are not virtuous.
Niccolo Machiavelli

The person who talks most of his own virtue is often the least virtuous.
Jawaharlal Nehru

The being cannot be termed rational or virtuous, who obeys any authority, but that of reason.
Mary Wollstonecraft

Virtue is something you have to get good at, like playing the trombone or tolerating bores at parties. Being a virtuous human being takes practice; and those who are brilliant at being human (what Christians call the saints) are the virtuosi of the moral sphere - the Pavarottis and Maradonas of virtue.
Terry Eagleton

All the rights secured to the citizens under the Constitution are worth nothing, and a mere bubble, except guaranteed to them by an independent and virtuous Judiciary.
Andrew Jackson
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Virtuous Translations

virtuous in French is vertueux
virtuous in German is tugendhaft, tugendhaften
virtuous in Italian is virtuoso
virtuous in Spanish is virtuoso
virtuous in Swedish is dygdig, kraftig
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