from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence: led a virtuous life.
- adj. Possessing or characterized by chastity; pure: a virtuous woman. See Synonyms at moral.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Full of virtue, having excellent moral character.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Possessing or exhibiting virtue.
- adj. Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.
- adj. Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.
- adj. Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure.
- adj. Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Having or exhibiting manly strength and courage; valorous; brave; gallant.
- Possessed of or exhibiting virtue; morally good; acting in conformity with right; discharging moral duties and obligations, and abstaining from immoral practices: as, a virtuous man.
- Being in conformity to the moral or divine law: as, a virtuous deed; a virtuous life.
- Chaste; pure; modest.
- Efficacious by inherent qualities; having singular or eminent properties or powers; potent; effective.
- = Syn. 2 and 3. Upright, exemplary, worthy, righteous. See morality.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. morally excellent
- adj. in a state of sexual virginity
From Middle English, Anglo Norman, ultimately from Late Latin virtuōsus, from Latin virtūs. (Wiktionary)