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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Virtuous  \Vir"tu*ous\  (?;  135),  a.  [OE.  vertuous,  OF  vertuos, 
  vertuous,  F.  vertueux  fr  L.  Virtuous.  See  {Virtue},  and  cf 
  1.  Possessing  or  exhibiting  virtue.  Specifically: 
  a  Exhibiting  manly  courage  and  strength;  valorous; 
  valiant;  brave.  [Obs.] 
  Old  Priam's  son,  amongst  them  all  was  chiefly 
  virtuous.  --Chapman. 
  b  Having  power  or  efficacy;  powerfully  operative; 
  efficacious;  potent.  [Obs.]  --Chaucer. 
  Lifting  up  his  virtuous  staff  on  high,  He  smote 
  the  sea,  which  calm['e]d  was  with  speed. 
  Every  virtuous  plant  and  healing  herb.  --Milton. 
  c  Having  moral  excellence;  characterized  by  morality; 
  upright;  righteous;  pure;  as  a  virtuous  action 
  The  virtuous  mind  that  ever  walks  attended  By  a 
  strong  siding  champion,  conscience.  --Milton. 
  2.  Chaste;  pure;  --  applied  especially  to  women. 
  Mistress  Ford  .  .  .  the  virtuous  creature,  that  hath 
  the  jealous  fool  to  her  husband.  --Shak. 
  --  {Vir"tu*ous*ly},  adv  --  {Vir"tu*ous*ness},  n. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  of  moral  excellence;  "a  genuinely  good  person";  "a  just 
  cause";  "an  upright  and  respectable  man";  "the  life  of 
  the  nation  is  secure  only  while  the  nation  is  honest, 
  truthful,  and  virtuous"-  Frederick  Douglass  [syn:  {good}, 
  {just},  {upright}] 
  2:  morally  excellent  [ant:  {wicked}] 
  3:  behaving  according  to  standards  of  what  is  right  or  just 
  "led  a  virtuous  (or  moral)  life" 
  4:  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"  [syn:  {pure},  {vestal},  {virgin}, 

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