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From Middle English vertuous, borrowed from Anglo-Norman vertuous, vertous, ultimately from Late Latin virtuōsus, from Latin virtūs. Doublet of virtuoso.

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virtuous (comparative more virtuous, superlative most virtuous)

  1. Full of virtue; having excellent moral character.
    Synonyms: good, righteous, (obsolete) virtual
    Successful communities need strong, selfless leaders and a virtuous people.

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  1. Alternative form of vertuous