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 for virtuous
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Virtuous \Vir"tu*ous\ (?; 135), a. [OE. vertuous, OF. vertuos,
     vertuous, F. vertueux, fr. L. Virtuous. See Virtue, and cf.
     1. Possessing or exhibiting virtue. Specifically: 
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        (a) Exhibiting manly courage and strength; valorous;
            valiant; brave. [Obs.]
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                  Old Priam's son, amongst them all, was chiefly
                  virtuous.                         --Chapman.
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        (b) Having power or efficacy; powerfully operative;
            efficacious; potent. [Obs.] --Chaucer.
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                  Lifting up his virtuous staff on high,
                  He smote the sea, which calm['e]d was with
                  speed.                            --Spenser.
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                  Every virtuous plant and healing herb. --Milton.
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        (c) Having moral excellence; characterized by morality;
            upright; righteous; pure; as, a virtuous action.
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                  The virtuous mind that ever walks attended
                  By a strong siding champion, conscience.
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     2. Chaste; pure; -- applied especially to women.
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              Mistress Ford . . . the virtuous creature, that hath
              the jealous fool to her husband.      --Shak.
        [1913 Webster] -- Vir"tu*ous*ly, adv. --
        Vir"tu*ous*ness, n.
        [1913 Webster] Virulence

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: morally excellent [ant: wicked]
      2: in a state of sexual virginity; "pure and vestal modesty"; "a
         spinster or virgin lady"; "men have decreed that their women
         must be pure and virginal" [syn: pure, vestal, virgin,
         virginal, virtuous]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  130 Moby Thesaurus words for "virtuous":
     Christian, advantageous, angelic, auspicious, beneficial,
     benevolent, blameless, blotless, bon, bonny, braw, bueno, capital,
     chaste, clean, cleanly, cogent, commendable, creditable, decent,
     effectual, efficacious, efficient, elegant, erect, estimable,
     ethical, excellent, exemplary, expedient, fair, fair-minded,
     faithful, famous, faultless, favorable, fine, full of integrity,
     godly, good, goodly, grand, guiltless, healthy, helpful,
     high-minded, high-principled, highly respectable, honest,
     honorable, immaculate, in the clear, incorruptible, inculpable,
     innocent, inviolate, irreproachable, just, kind, laudable,
     law-abiding, law-loving, law-revering, manly, moral, moralistic,
     nice, noble, pleasant, principled, profitable, proper, pure,
     pure in heart, purehearted, regal, reputable, respectable, right,
     right-minded, righteous, royal, saintlike, saintly, scrupulous,
     seraphic, sexually innocent, sinless, skillful, snowy, sound,
     splendid, spotless, stainless, sterling, straight, taintless, true,
     true-dealing, true-devoted, true-disposing, true-souled,
     true-spirited, truehearted, trustworthy, unblamable, unblemished,
     unblotted, uncorrupt, uncorrupted, undefiled, unimpeachable,
     unsoiled, unspotted, unstained, unsullied, untainted, untarnished,
     upright, uprighteous, upstanding, useful, valid, very good, virgin,
     virginal, white, without reproach, worthy, yeomanly

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