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cardinal virtue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of cardinal virtue

  1. a quality that gives something special worth <the cardinal virtue of wool is that it retains its insulating properties even when wet> Synonyms excellence, distinction, excellency, grace, merit, value, virtueRelated Words advantage, edge, plus, superiorityNear Antonyms blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negativeAntonyms deficiency, demerit, disvalue




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