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English definition of “virtuous”

virtuous

adjective uk   /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
adverb uk   /-li/ us    /ˈvɝː-/
(Definition of virtuous from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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