virtue

  • 1 Virtue — (Latin virtus ; Greek Polytonic|ἀρετή) is moral excellence. Personal virtues are characteristics valued as promoting individual and collective well being, and thus good by definition. The opposite of virtue is vice.Etymologically the word virtue… …

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  • 2 Virtue — • According to its etymology the word virtue (Latin virtus) signifies manliness or courage Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Virtue     Virtue      …

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  • 3 Virtue — Vir tue (?; 135), n. [OE. vertu, F. vertu, L. virtus strength, courage, excellence, virtue, fr. vir a man. See {Virile}, and cf. {Virtu}.] 1. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor. [Obs.] Shak. [1913 Webster] Built too strong… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 virtue — [vʉr′cho͞o] n. [ME vertue < OFr vertu, virtue, goodness, power < L virtus, manliness, worth < vir, man: see WEREWOLF] 1. general moral excellence; right action and thinking; goodness or morality 2. a specific moral quality regarded as… …

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  • 5 virtue — (n.) early 13c., moral life and conduct, moral excellence, vertu, from Anglo French and O.Fr. vertu, from L. virtutem (nom. virtus) moral strength, manliness, valor, excellence, worth, from vir man (see VIRILE (Cf. virile)). For my part I honour… …

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  • 6 virtue — ► NOUN 1) behaviour showing high moral standards. 2) a morally good or desirable quality. 3) a good or useful quality of a thing. 4) archaic virginity or chastity. ● by virtue of Cf. ↑by virtue of …

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  • 7 virtue of — ▪ Through the power, force, or efficacy of ▪ Because of ▪ On account of ● virtue …

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  • 8 virtue — index caliber (quality), ethics, honesty, honor (good reputation), integrity, merit, probity …

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  • 9 virtue — 1 *goodness, morality, rectitude Analogous words: honor, *honesty, integrity, probity: *fidelity, piety, fealty, loyalty: righteousness, nobility, virtuousness (see corresponding adjectives at MORAL) Antonyms: vice 2 * …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 10 virtue — [n] honor, integrity advantage, asset, character, charity, chastity, consideration, credit, ethic, ethicality, ethicalness, excellence, faith, faithfulness, fineness, fortitude, generosity, goodness, good point*, high mindedness, hope, ideal,… …

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  • 11 virtue — 01. Humility is considered an important [virtue] in many Far Eastern cultures. 02. Her religious beliefs have always been the principal force guiding her [virtuous] behavior. 03. It is important for the children to learn the [virtue] of hard work …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 virtue — n. admirable feature moral excellence 1) to have a virtue (our budget has the virtue of providing for a small surplus) 2) a cardinal virtue 3) (misc. ) a paragon of virtue misc. 4) by virtue of ( because of ); of easy virtue (old fashioned) (… …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 13 virtue — [[t]vɜ͟ː(r)tʃuː[/t]] virtues 1) N UNCOUNT Virtue is thinking and doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong. Virtue is not confined to the Christian world... She could have established her own innocence and virtue easily enough. Syn: goodness …

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  • 14 virtue — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ cardinal, great, important, real ▪ chief, primary ▪ heroic ▪ inherent …

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  • 15 Virtue — Tessa Virtue …

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  • 16 virtue — virtueless, adj. virtuelessness, n. /verr chooh/, n. 1. moral excellence; goodness; righteousness. 2. conformity of one s life and conduct to moral and ethical principles; uprightness; rectitude. 3. chastity; virginity: to lose one s virtue. 4. a …

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  • 17 virtue — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Moral uprightness Nouns 1. virtue; virtuousness, goodness; morality; moral rectitude; integrity, probity; nobleness; prudence; morals, ethics, duty; work ethic; cardinal virtues; merit, worth, excellence …

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  • 18 Virtue — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Virtue >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 virtue virtue Sgm: N 1 virtuousness virtuousness &c. >Adj. Sgm: N 1 morality morality Sgm: N 1 moral rectitude moral rectitude Sgm: N 1 integrity integrity …

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  • 19 virtue — vir|tue [ vɜrtʃu ] noun ** 1. ) count a good quality or habit that a person has, especially a moral one such as honesty or loyalty: Patience is not one of my virtues. teaching children the virtues of discipline and self control a ) count a… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 virtue */*/ — UK [ˈvɜː(r)tʃuː] / US [ˈvɜrtʃu] noun Word forms virtue : singular virtue plural virtues 1) [countable] a good quality or habit that a person has, especially a moral one such as honesty or loyalty Patience is not one of my virtues. teaching… …

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