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virtuous

Pronunciation: /ˈvɜːrtʃuəs; ˈvɜːtjʊəs; ˈvɜːtʃʊəs/

Translation of virtuous in Spanish:

adjective/adjetivo

  • [act/circle/thought] virtuoso I feel quite virtuous having written all those letters me siento muy orgullosa de haber escrito todas esas cartas
    Example sentences
    • That's why part of the school's mission is to build ‘a diverse, virtuous and moral America,’ he said.
    • Should applications of technology be socially virtuous by any standard?
    • Indeed, a parent who made his love conditional upon a child's maintaining some particular standard of virtuous behavior would be rightly regarded as something of a monster.

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