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English definition of “virtuous”


adjective     /ˈvɜː.tju.əs/ US  /ˈvɝː-/
having good moral qualities and behaviour : He described them as a virtuous and hard-working people .Virtue and moral good disapproving describes a person who thinks himself or herself morally better than other people : I'm convinced he only does that charity work so he can feel virtuous. virtuously     /-li/ US  /ˈvɝː-/ adverb
(Definition of virtuous adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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