KJV Dictionary Definition: virtuous



1. Morally good; acting in conformity to the moral law; practicing the moral duties, and abstaining from vice; as a virtuous man.

2. Being in conformity to the moral or divine law; as a virtuous action; a virtuous life.

The mere performance of virtuous actions does not denominate an agent virtuous.

3. Chaste; applied to women.

4. Efficacious by inherent qualities; as virtuous herbs; virtuous drugs. Not in use.

5. Having great or powerful properties; as virtuous steel; a virtuous staff; a virtuous ring. Not in use.

6. Having medicinal qualities. Not used.


VIR'TUOUSLY, adv. In a virtuous manner; in conformity with the moral law or with duty; as a life virtuously spent.

A child virtuously educated.


VIR'TUOUSNESS, n. The state or character of being virtuous.