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American English: /ˈvərtʃu/
British English: /vəːtʃuː/
, /ˈvəːtjuː/

Translation of virtue in Spanish:


  • 1 uncountable and countable (moral excellence) to make a virtue of necessity
    Example sentences
    • He notes that vice is punished and virtue rewarded in most of the director's many babelicious films.
    • There is no vice and virtue, no moral framework to locate the individual within the cosmic infinity of the universe.
    • Some hold that what makes any person fundamentally deserving of good or bad fortune is her level of virtue or moral merit.
  • 2 countable (advantage) there's no virtue in speed at the expense of accuracy
    no tiene mérito trabajar rápido si se cometen errores
    Example sentences
    • That sparked the Herald writer to extol the virtues of the car.
    • For many years now my bargain-hungry brethren have been extolling the virtues of car boot sales.
    • The priest was summoned to give Paddy a dressing down about some mischief he had been getting into and to extol the virtues and benefits of living a good life.
  • 4 uncountable (chastity, fidelity) a woman of easy virtue [dated or hum]
    una mujer ligera o ligera de cascos [anticuado]

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