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Dictionary definition for: Virtuous

1. (s) of moral excellence; "a genuinely good person" "a just cause" "an upright and respectable man" "the life of the nation is secure only while the nation is honest, truthful, and virtuous"- Frederick Douglass

2. (a) morally excellent

3. (s) behaving according to standards of what is right or just; "led a virtuous (or moral) life"

4. (s) in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty" "a spinster or virgin lady" "men have decreed that their women must be pure and virginal"

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