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virtue (morality)

Definition:

morality with respect to sexual relations

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

virtuous

Plural:

virtues

Describes:

chaste | unchaste

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Example:

honor

Etymology:

"moral life and conduct, moral excellence", vertu, from Anglo-French and Old...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

All senses of virtue...

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Sexual ethics | Sex ethics | sexual morality

refers to those aspects of ethics that deal with issues arising from all aspects of sexuality and human sexual behaviour. Broadly speaking, sexual ethics relates to community and personal standards relating to the conduct of interpersonal... (36 of 3147 words)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Sexual ethics

Collins Dictionary:

chastity | purity [synonym, sense-specific]

the state of being chaste; purity | abstention from sexual intercourse; virginity or celibacy (13 of 580 words, 2 definitions, 15 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/chastity

Merriam-Webster:

chastity | chasteness [synonym, sense-specific] | immaculacy [synonym, sense-specific] | innocence [synonym, sense-specific] | modesty [synonym, sense-specific] | purity [synonym, sense-specific] | immodesty [antonym, sense-specific] | impurity [antonym, sense-specific] | unchasteness [antonym, sense-specific] | ...

the quality or state of being chaste: as ; abstention from unlawful sexual ... | personal integrity (16 of 122 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/chastity

Oxford Dictionary:

chastity

the state or practice of refraining from extramarital, or especially from all, sexual intercourse (14 of 60 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/chastity

Macmillan British Dictionary:

chastity [uncountable]

a way of life that does not include any sexual activity, especially for religious reasons (15 of 47 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/chastity

American Heritage Dictionary:

chastity

The condition or quality of being pure or chaste. | Virginity. | Virtuous character. | Celibacy. (13 of 33 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chastity

New World Dictionary:

chastity

the quality or state of being chaste; specifically, | virtuousness | sexual abstinence; celibacy | decency or modesty | simplicity of style (18 of 32 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/chastity

Cambridge Dictionary:

chastity

the state of not having sexual relationships or never having had sex (12 of 28 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/chastity

Wiktionary:

chastity | chastities [plural]

The state of abstaining from sexual intercourse before or outside of marriage; avoidance of sexual sins; the quality of being chaste; moral purity. (23 of 24 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/chastity

Random House Dictionary:

chastity

the state or quality of being chaste. (7 of 12 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/chastity

Britannica Encyclopedia:

virtue [Christianity]

in Christianity, any of the seven virtues selected as being fundamental to Christian ethics. They consist of the four "natural" virtues, those ... (22 of 328 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/630187​/virtue

Columbia Encyclopedia:

virtue

in philosophy, quality of good in human conduct. The cardinal virtues, as presented by Plato, were wisdom (or prudence), courage, temperance, and ... (22 of 124 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/society​/A​0851008​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

chastity

the condition or practice of abstaining from sex on moral grounds | plainness or simplicity of style (16 of 28 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596372​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

virtue

First use: early 13th century

Origin: "moral life and conduct, moral excellence", vertu, from Anglo-French and Old French vertu, from Latin virtutem (nominative ... (20 of 119 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=virtue

Wiktionary:

virtue

Origin: Middle English vertu, from Anglo-Norman vertu, Middle French vertu, from Latin virtus ("manliness, bravery, worth, moral excellence"), from vir ("man"); see virile.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/virtue

New World Dictionary:

virtue

Origin: Middle English vertue from Old French vertu, virtue, goodness, power from Latin virtus, manliness, worth from vir, man: see "werewolf"

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/virtue

American Heritage Dictionary:

virtue

Origin: Middle English vertu, from Old French, from Latin virtūs, manliness, excellence, goodness, from vir, man; see wī-ro- in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/virtue

Merriam-Webster:

virtue

First use: 13th century

Origin: Middle English vertu, virtu, from Anglo-French, from Latin virtut-, virtus strength, manliness, virtue, from vir man

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/virtue

Oxford Dictionary:

virtue | in | virtues

Origin: Middle English: from Old French vertu, from Latin virtus "valour, merit, moral perfection", from vir "man"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/virtue

Collins Dictionary:

virtue

First use: 13th century

Origin: vertu, from Old French, from Latin virtūs manliness, courage, from vir man

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/virtue

Columbia Encyclopedia:

Encarta Dictionary:

virtue | virtues [plural]

First use: 12th century

Origin: Old French vertu from Latin virtus "manliness, excellence, worth" from vir "man, husband"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861734295​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

virtue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "virtue"

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/virtue

Collins Dictionary:

virtue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "virtue"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/virtue

Macmillan American Dictionary:

virtue | virtues [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "virtue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/virtue

Macmillan British Dictionary:

virtue | virtues [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "virtue"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/virtue

Cambridge Dictionary:

virtue [entry 2]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "virtue"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "virtue"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/virtue 2

the Free Dictionary:

virtue

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "virtue"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "virtue"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "virtue" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/virtue

Google Dictionary:

virtue | virtues [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "virtue"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=virtue

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

virtue

Audio: North American pronunciation of "virtue"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=virtue​01 word=virtue

YourDictionary Audio:

virtue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "virtue" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/virtue

freedictionary.org:

virtue

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "virtue" by speech synthesizer

freedictionary​.org​/ Query=virtue

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