virtuously


virtuously

adjective

  1. conforming to moral and ethical principles; morally excellent; upright: Lead a virtuous life.
  2. chaste: a virtuous young person.

adjective

  1. characterized by or possessing virtue or moral excellence; righteous; upright
  2. (of women) chaste or virginal
adj.

late 14c., “chaste” (of women), from virtue + -ous. Earlier it was used in a sense of “valiant, valorous, manly” (c.1300).

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