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Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtue, virtuousness, moral excellence(noun)

    the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong

    Synonyms:
    chastity, virtuousness, merit, sexual morality, moral excellence

  2. merit, virtue(noun)

    any admirable quality or attribute

    "work of great merit"

    Synonyms:
    deservingness, meritoriousness, chastity, sexual morality, merit, moral excellence, virtuousness

  3. virtue, chastity, sexual morality(noun)

    morality with respect to sexual relations

    Synonyms:
    sexual morality, sexual abstention, moral excellence, chastity, celibacy, merit, virtuousness

  4. virtue(noun)

    a particular moral excellence

    Synonyms:
    chastity, virtuousness, merit, sexual morality, moral excellence

Wiktionary

  1. virtue(noun)

    Antonyms:
    foible

  2. virtue(noun)

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    foible

  3. virtue(noun)

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    foible

  4. virtue(noun)

    Antonyms:
    foible

  5. virtue(noun)

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    foible

  6. virtue(noun)

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  7. virtue(noun)

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  8. virtue(noun)

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  9. virtue(noun)

    Antonyms:
    foible

  10. virtue(noun)

    Antonyms:
    vice

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. virtue

    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.

    Compare synonyms for SIN.

    Synonyms:
    chastity, duty, excellence, faithfulness, goodness, honesty, honor, integrity, justice, morality, probity, purity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, truth, uprightness, virtuousness, worth, worthiness

    Antonyms:
    evil, vice, viciousness, wickedness, wrong

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. virtue(n.)

    Synonyms:
    force, efficacy, power, strength, potency

  2. virtue(n.)

    Synonyms:
    goodness (that comes from self discipline), uprightness, probity, integrity, rectitude, morality, worth, moral excellence

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. virtue(n)

    Synonyms:
    excellence, worth, goodness, purity, morality, integrity

    Associated words:
    aretology, aretaics

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How to use virtue in a sentence?

  1. William Graham Sumner:

    Property left to a child may soon be lost but the inheritance of virtue--a good name an unblemished reputation--will abide forever. If those who are toiling for wealth to leave their children, would but take half the pains to secure for them virtuous habits, how much more serviceable would they be. The largest property may be wrested from a child, but virtue will stand by him to the last.

  2. STOOLarts KONCEPT:

    Jack of all trades, master of none Jacking up WISDOM with everyone That was stolen from a little old man Because he thinks everyone's dumb. He's a Doctor and a Faith Healer He's a Teacher and a Cheater He's a PREACHER and a Sinner He's a Musician and a Politician He's a Judge with a grudge He is trying to be an Artist But nobody was pleased. Jack of all trades Speaking highly of his trades But not even a master of one. Records, showed none... A COPY and PASTE TEACHER, And a PAINTLESS PAINTER. Trying to be a motivator, But, avoids his own mirror. Advice foods and health facts, But who's overweight and fat. Words of pretense, But a bad influence. Tried to create more, But achieve worse than before. Kindness is his devotion, But it's the opposite of his actions. Love and peace as problem solutions, But shows love of gun collections. Your virtue of righteousness, Are just a paradox, it is worthless. You're no mystery, But just plain MISERY. Jack of all trades, For sure master of NONE.

  3. The Hitopadesa:

    Good actions lead to success, as good medicines to a cure: a healthy man is joyful, and a diligent man attains learning; a just man gains the reward of his virtue.

  4. Charles Krauthammer:

    If we insist that public life be reserved for those whose personal history is pristine, we are not going to get paragons of virtue running our affairs. We will get the very rich, who contract out the messy things in life the very dull, who have nothing to hide and nothing to show and the very devious, expert at covering their tracks and ambitious enough to risk their discovery.

  5. William Hazlitt:

    To think ill of mankind, and not to wish ill to them, is perhaps the highest wisdom and virtue.

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