the state of being virtuous

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  • virtuousness — index ethics, integrity, principle (virtue) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • virtuousness — virtuous ► ADJECTIVE 1) having or showing high moral standards. 2) archaic chaste. DERIVATIVES virtuously adverb virtuousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • Virtuousness — Virtuous Vir tu*ous (?; 135), a. [OE. vertuous, OF. vertuos, vertuous, F. vertueux, fr. L. Virtuous. See {Virtue}, and cf. {Virtuoso}.] 1. Possessing or exhibiting virtue. Specifically: [1913 Webster] (a) Exhibiting manly courage and strength;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • virtuousness — noun see virtuous …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • virtuousness — See virtuously. * * * …   Universalium

  • virtuousness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. The quality or state of being morally sound: good, goodness, morality, probity, rectitude, righteousness, Tightness, uprightness, virtue. See RIGHT. 2. The condition of being chaste: chastity, decency, innocence,… …   English dictionary for students

  • virtuousness — n. quality of being virtuous; goodness; morality; uprightness, integrity …   English contemporary dictionary

  • virtuousness — vir·tu·ous·ness …   English syllables

  • virtuousness — See: virtuous …   English dictionary

  • virtuousness — noun the quality of doing what is right and avoiding what is wrong • Syn: ↑virtue, ↑moral excellence • Derivationally related forms: ↑virtuous, ↑virtuous (for: ↑virtue) • …   Useful english dictionary

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