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Synonyms for virtuous
ˈvɜr tʃu əsvir·tu·ous

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  1. virtuousadjective

    righteous, good

  2. virtuousadjective

    Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.

    good, righteous

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. virtuous

    Innocent, in the full sense, signifies not tainted with sin; not having done wrong or violated legal or moral precept or duty; as, an innocent babe. Innocent is a negative word, expressing less than righteous, upright, or virtuous, which imply knowledge of good and evil, with free choice of the good. A little child or a lamb is innocent; a tried and faithful man is righteous, upright, virtuous. Immaculate, pure, and sinless may be used either of one who has never known the possibility of evil or of one who has perfectly and triumphantly resisted it. Innocent is used of inanimate substances in the sense of harmless; as, an innocent remedy, that is, one not dangerous, even if not helpful. Innocent, in a specific case, signifies free from the guilt of a particular act, even tho the total character may be very evil; as, the thief was found to be innocent of the murder. See CANDID; PURE.

    Compare synonyms for CRIMINAL.

    blameless, clean, clear, faultless, guileless, guiltless, harmless, immaculate, innocent, innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, pure, right, righteous, sinless, spotless, stainless, upright

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. virtuous

    upright, moral, chaste, modest, pure

Princeton's WordNet

  1. virtuousadjective

    morally excellent

    virgin, virginal, pure, vestal

    unredeemable, ungodly, iniquitous, unreformable, unchaste, peccable, nefarious, sinful, flagitious, irredeemable, heinous, wicked, peccant, heavy, irreclaimable, villainous, vicious, evil

  2. pure, vestal, virgin, virginal, virtuousadjective

    in a state of sexual virginity

    "pure and vestal modesty"; "a spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

    pure(a), utter(a), unadulterated, thoroughgoing(a), double-dyed(a), perfect(a), virgin, gross(a), staring(a), arrant(a), virginal, stark(a), consummate(a), everlasting(a), complete(a), sodding(a), saturated, pure, vestal

    villainous, heavy, peccant, nefarious, peccable, flagitious, evil, sinful, vicious, ungodly, unreformable, iniquitous, unchaste, heinous, wicked, irreclaimable, irredeemable, unredeemable

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. virtuousadjective

    upright, honest, good, righteous, exemplary, worthy

  2. virtuousadjective

    chaste, modest, pure

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. virtuousadjective

    good, exemplary, moral, pure, continent, upright

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "virtuous":

    righteous, virtuoso, benign

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  1. The Hitopadesa:

    Knowledge produces mildness of speech; mildness of speech, a good character; a good character, wealth; wealth, if virtuous actions attend it, happiness.

  2. Frederick Douglass:

    The life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous.

  3. William Congreve, The Mourning Bride:

    For blessings ever wait on virtuous deeds, And though a late, a sure reward succeeds.

  4. John Maynard Keynes:

    The decadent international but individualistic capitalism in the hands of which we found ourselves after the war is not a success. It is not intelligent. It is not beautiful. It is not just. It is not virtuous. And it doesn't deliver the goods.

  5. 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.

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