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Synonyms of virtuous in English:


  • 1 they were entirely virtuous in their endeavours
    scrupulous, reputable, decent, respectable, noble, lofty, elevated, worthy, trustworthy, meritorious, praiseworthy, commendable, admirable, laudable;
    pure, pure as the driven snow, whiter than white, sinless, saintly, saintlike, godly, angelic;
    Christianity immaculate, impeccable
    informalsqueaky clean
    [Antonyms] bad, sinful
  • 2 his virtuous sister had been threatened with seduction
    pure, pure as the driven snow, sinless, free from sin, flawless, spotless, undefiled, untainted, unsullied, uncorrupted, intact, innocent, demure, modest, decent, seemly, decorous, wholesome
    [Antonyms] promiscuous, sinful
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