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1. virtue

noun. ['ˈvɝːtʃuː'] the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong.

Synonyms

  • moral excellence
  • virtuousness
  • goodness

Antonyms

  • evil
  • disesteem
  • dishonor
  • disrepute

Etymology

  • vertu (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • vertu (Anglo-Norman)

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Words that Rhyme with Virtue

  • bartoo
  • espiritu
  • hetu
  • manchu
  • picchu
  • rettew
  • schmittou

How do you pronounce virtue?

Pronounce virtue as ˈvərʧu.

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Example sentences of the word virtue


1. Noun, singular or mass
Generosity is a virtue, but it could signal more gains for the tax man.

Quotes containing the word virtue


1. Just as treasures are uncovered from the earth, so virtue appears from good deeds, and wisdom appears from a pure and peaceful mind. To walk safely through the maze of human life, one needs the light of wisdom and the guidance of virtue.
- Buddha

2. While many of us never knew Ronald Reagan personally, we felt close to him because we shared his lighthearted sense of humor, admired his uncommon virtue, and were moved by his remarkable wisdom.
- Randy Forbes

3. I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
- George Washington

2. virtue

noun. ['ˈvɝːtʃuː'] any admirable quality or attribute.

Synonyms

  • merit

Antonyms

  • demerit
  • unrighteousness

Etymology

  • vertu (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • vertu (Anglo-Norman)

3. virtue

noun. ['ˈvɝːtʃuː'] a particular moral excellence.

Synonyms

  • cardinal virtue
  • good

Antonyms

  • evilness
  • infamy
  • reject

Etymology

  • vertu (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • vertu (Anglo-Norman)

4. virtue

noun. ['ˈvɝːtʃuː'] morality with respect to sexual relations.

Synonyms

  • honor
  • chastity
  • morality
  • unchaste
  • sexual morality
  • pureness
  • chaste
  • purity

Antonyms

  • immorality
  • chaste
  • disrespect
  • refuse

Etymology

  • vertu (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • vertu (Anglo-Norman)
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