Synonyms for virtue
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English Synonyms and Antonyms
Virtue (Latin virtus, primarily manly strength or courage, from vir, a man, a hero) is, in its full sense, goodness that is victorious through trial, perhaps through temptation and conflict. Goodness, the being morally good, may be much less than virtue, as lacking the strength that comes from trial and conflict, or it may be very much more than virtue, as rising sublimely above the possibility of temptation and conflict — the infantile as contrasted with the divine goodness. Virtue is distinctively human; we do not predicate it of God. Morality is conformity to the moral law in action, whether in matters concerning ourselves or others, whether with or without right principle. Honesty and probity are used especially of one's relations to his fellow men, probity being to honesty much what virtue in some respects is to goodness; probity is honesty tried and proved, especially in those things that are beyond the reach of legal requirement; above the commercial sense, honesty may be applied to the highest truthfulness of the soul to and with itself and its Maker. Integrity, in the full sense, is moral wholeness without a flaw; when used, as it often is, of contracts and dealings, it has reference to inherent character and principle, and denotes much more than superficial or conventional honesty. Honor is a lofty honesty that scorns fraud or wrong as base and unworthy of itself. Honor rises far above thought of the motto that "honesty is the best policy." Purity is freedom from all admixture, especially of that which debases; it is chastity both of heart and life, but of the life because from the heart. Duty, the rendering of what is due to any person or in any relation, is, in this connection, the fulfilment of moral obligation. Rectitude and righteousness denote conformity to the standard of right, whether in heart or act; righteousness is used especially in the religious sense. Uprightness refers especially to conduct. Virtuousness is a quality of the soul or of action; in the latter sense it is the essence of virtuous action. Compare INNOCENT; JUSTICE; RELIGION.
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chastity, duty, excellence, faithfulness, goodness, honesty, honor, integrity, justice, morality, probity, purity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, truth, uprightness, virtuousness, worth, worthiness
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
virtue, virtuousness, moral excellencenoun
the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong
any admirable quality or attribute
"work of great merit"
virtue, chastity, sexual moralitynoun
morality with respect to sexual relations
a particular moral excellence
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How to use virtue in a sentence?
The president has tried to make lawlessness a virtue in America and now is exporting it abroad.
Pity is the virtue of the law, and none but tyrants use it cruelly.
A thankful heart is not only the greatest virtue, but the parent of all other virtues.
Fine words and an insinuating appearance are seldom associated with true virtue.
One of my concerns is that by virtue of some of the publicity that has occurred over the weekend, that the ability for people to keep an open mind is of concern to me, i also think that the pressure that is being brought to bear on the (Manhattan) District Attorney's office demanding that an indictment or prosecution of Mr. Weinstein proceed is inappropriate pressure.
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- дабрачыннасць, цнотаBelarusian
- virtutCatalan, Valencian
- Keuschheit, TugendGerman
- hyve, siveys, avu, hyvellisyys, etu, hallitusFinnish
- बल, गुण, सदाचारHindi
- merito, virtùItalian
- 美徳, 徳Japanese
- 미덕, 德, 덕, 美德Korean
- kuisheid, deugdzaamheid, deugdDutch
- достоинство, целомудрие, добродетельRussian
- vrlina, врлинаSerbo-Croatian
- fazilet, itminan, erdemTurkish
- цнотливість, доброчесністьUkrainian
- 德, đứcVietnamese
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