V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. of moral and ethical integrity; 2. not having sexual intercourse with anyone except a spouse

Synonyms: moral, ethical, honest, conscientious, scrupulous, principled, upstanding, just, good, innocent, chaste, wholesome

Antonyms: virtueless, immoral, unethical, dishonest, impure, indecent

Tips: The word virtuous is related to the word virtue. Someone who is virtuous exhibits virtue, which is defined as "an admirable quality or attribute--excellence."

Usage Examples:

I haven't had any alcohol for almost a month, so I'm feeling quite virtuous. (good, wholesome)

She thinks she's more virtuous than everyone else and exhibits it in her "holier than thou" attitude. (moral, upstanding, wholesome)

You can't always be so virtuous with your diet; eat a piece of chocolate every now and then. (good, wholesome, conscientious)

Honesty and patience are important virtues. (admirable qualities) noun

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