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virtue

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of virtue

  1. 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 of virtue cardinal virtue, distinction, excellency, grace, merit, value, excellenceWords Related to virtue advantage, edge, plus, superiorityNear Antonyms of virtue blemish, defect, failing, fault, flaw; drawback, minus, negativeAntonyms of virtue deficiency, demerit, disvalue

  2. 2 conduct that conforms to an accepted standard of right and wrong a lady of honor and virtue Synonyms of virtue character, decency, goodness, honesty, integrity, probity, rectitude, righteousness, rightness, uprightness, morality, virtuousnessWords Related to virtue high-mindedness, honor, incorruptibility, irreproachability, irreproachableness, right-mindedness, scrupulosity, scrupulousness; appropriateness, correctness, decorousness, decorum, etiquette, fitness, propriety, seemliness; ethics, moralsNear Antonyms of virtue impropriety, indecency, indecorum, indiscretion; debauchery, degeneracy, degradation, depravity, perversion, pervertedness, sinfulness; crookedness, dishonesty, underhandedness, unscrupulousness; lowness, meanness, viciousness, vileness; corruptionAntonyms of virtue badness, evil, evildoing, immorality, iniquity, sin, villainy, wickedness

  3. 3 strength of mind to carry on in spite of danger a military hero whose virtue inspired a nation Synonyms of virtue 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, courageWords Related to virtue 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 of virtue cold feet, faintheartedness, fearfulness, mousiness, timidity, timorousness; feebleness, softness, weakness; impotence, ineffectualness; hesitation, indecision, indecisiveness, irresolutionAntonyms of virtue cowardice, cowardliness, cravenness, dastardliness, poltroonery, spinelessness



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