Definition of virtue :
1. A particular moral excellence; as, the virtue of temperance, of charity, etc.
2. Active quality or power; capacity or power adequate to the production of a given effect; energy; strength; potency; efficacy; as, the virtue of a medicine.
3. Energy or influence operating without contact of the material or sensible substance.
4. Excellence; value; merit; meritoriousness; worth.
5. Manly strength or courage; bravery; daring; spirit; valor.
6. One of the orders of the celestial hierarchy.
7. Specifically, moral excellence; integrity of character; purity of soul; performance of duty.
8. Specifically: Chastity; purity; especially, the chastity of women; virginity.
justice, sexual abstention, hardihood, sexual morality, ideal, daring, gallantry, courageousness, doughtiness, way, privilege, excellency, achievement, edge, celibacy, capacity, cardinal virtue, guts, virgin, fineness, because, fairness, intrepidness, heart, virginity, accomplishment, ethicality, greatheartedness, justness, moxie, kindness, advantage, character, looking toward, asset, generosity, fearlessness, feature, stature, deservingness, impartiality, modesty, lack, ethic, meritoriousness, trustworthiness, excellence, goodness, truth, perfection, benefit, restraint, fair play, because of, grace, uprightness, quality, rectitude, propriety, trump card, inability, rightness, prowess, worth, purity, right, rightfulness, innocence, nerve, pecker, caliber, maidenhead, equity, honesty, distinction, chastity, intestinal fortitude, legality, faithfulness, value, incentive, sex, integrity, candor, lawfulness, stoutness, gutsiness, temper, bravery, moral excellence, beauty, trait, daringness, bottle, virginal, law, dauntlessness, characteristic, virtuousness, property, intrepidity, attribute
virtue (part of speech: noun)
good, pureness, morality, heroism, angelicness, nobility, honor, guiltlessness, estimableness, decency, valor, righteousness, probity, worthiness, cleanness, ethics, high-mindedness, faultlessness, respectability, whiteness, upstandingness, creditability, blamelessness, merit
- He was conscious that a feeling of peace had come to him, as if virtue had passed into him from those unseen hands. - "There was a King in Egypt", Norma Lorimer.
- How much of the virtue which appears in the world is put on for the world? - "Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark", Mary Wollstonecraft.
- What then ought we to do now to recover our former virtue? - "The Memorabilia Recollections of Socrates", Xenophon.