Virtuous

Definition of Virtuous

Vir´tu`ous
a.1.Possessing or exhibiting virtue.
2.Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.
Old Priam's son, amongst them all, was chiefly virtuous.
- Chapman.
2.Chaste; pure; - applied especially to women.
Mistress Ford . . . the virtuous creature, that hath the jealous fool to her husband.
- Shak.
3.Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.
Lifting up his virtuous staff on high,
He smote the sea, which calméd was with speed.
- Spenser.
Every virtuous plant and healing herb.
- Milton.
4.Having moral excellence; characterized by morality; upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action.
The virtuous mind that ever walks attended
By a strong siding champion, conscience.
- Milton.

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