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virtuous

adjective uk   /ˈvɜː.tju.əs/ us    /ˈvɝː-/
having good moral qualities and behaviour: He described them as a virtuous and hard-working people. disapproving A virtuous person 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-/
Translations of “virtuous”
in Chinese (Traditional) 道德高尚的, 擁有美德的, 品行端正的…
in Russian добродетельный…
in Turkish namuslu, faziletli, doğru…
in Chinese (Simplified) 道德高尚的, 拥有美德的, 品行端正的…
in Polish cnotliwy…
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