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Definition 1: the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for virtue in the sense of this definition

(virtue is a kind of ...) moral excellence or admirableness

"there is much good to be found in people"

Definition 2: morality with respect to sexual relations - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for virtue in the sense of this definition

(virtue is a kind of ...) concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

(... is a kind of virtue ) a woman's virtue or chastity

(... are attributes of virtue) morally pure (especially not having experienced sexual intercourse)

"a holy woman innocent and chaste"

(... are attributes of virtue) not chaste

"unchaste conduct"

Definition 3: any admirable quality or attribute - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where virtue or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • work of great merit

Synonyms for virtue in the sense of this definition

(virtue is a kind of ...) the quality that renders something desirable or valuable or useful

Definition 4: a particular moral excellence - [noun denoting attribute]

(virtue is a kind of ...) moral excellence or admirableness

"there is much good to be found in people"

(... is a kind of virtue ) one of the seven preeminent virtues

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