Synonyms and Antonyms of virtue
1 a quality that gives something special worth <the virtue of wool as a clothing material is that it can provide insulation from the cold even when wet> Synonyms cardinal virtue, distinction, excellency, grace, merit, value, excellenceRelated Words advantage, edge, plus, superiorityNear Antonyms blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negativeAntonyms deficiency, demerit, disvalue
2 conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong <a lady of honor and virtue> Synonyms character, decency, goodness, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, morality, virtuousnessRelated Words high-mindedness, honor, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, right-mindedness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness; appropriateness, correctness, decorousness, decorum, etiquette, fitness, propriety, seemliness; ethics, moralsNear Antonyms impropriety, indecency, indecorum, indiscretion; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion, pervertedness, sinfulness; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousness; lowness, meanness, viciousness, vileness; corruptionAntonyms badness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness
3 strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger <a military hero whose virtue inspired a nation> Synonyms bottle [British slang], bravery, courageousness, daring, daringness, dauntlessness, doughtiness, fearlessness, gallantry, greatheartedness, guts, gutsiness, hardihood, heart, heroism, intestinal fortitude, intrepidity, intrepidness, moxie, nerve, pecker [chiefly British], prowess, stoutness, valor, courageRelated Words backbone, fiber, fortitude, grit, gumption, mettle, pluck, pluckiness, spunk, temper; determination, perseverance, resolution; endurance, stamina, stomach, tenacity; audacity, boldness, brazenness, cheek, cojones [slang], effrontery, gall, temerityNear Antonyms cold feet, faintheartedness, fearfulness, mousiness, timidity, timorousness; feebleness, softness, weakness; impotence, ineffectualness; hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolutionAntonyms cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, poltroonery, spinelessness
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