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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Vir·tu·ous a.
 1. Possessing or exhibiting virtue.  Specifically: --
 (a) Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous; valiant; brave.  [Obs.]
    Old Priam's son, amongst them all, was chiefly virtuous.   --Chapman.
 (b) Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative; efficacious; potent.  [Obs.]
 Lifting up his virtuous staff on high,
 He smote the sea, which calméd was with speed.   --Spenser.
    Every virtuous plant and healing herb.   --Milton.
 (c) 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.
 2. Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.
    Mistress Ford . . . the virtuous creature, that hath the jealous fool to her husband.   --Shak.
 -- Vir*tu*ous*ly, adv. -- Vir*tu*ous*ness, n.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adv 1: in a moral manner; "he acted morally under the
             circumstances" [syn: morally] [ant: immorally]
      2: in a chaste and virtuous manner; "she lived chastely" [syn: