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adjective virtuous pronunciation in British English /ˈvɜː(r)tʃʊəs/
  1. behaving or done in a way that is morally good and right

    She always tried to lead a virtuous life.

    1. a.
      used in a negative way for describing someone who thinks they are morally better than other people

      Sam’s virtuous and superior tone was beginning to irritate me.

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used to describe something which is done more carefully and over a longer period of time …

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the practice of giving birth in the presence of several friends and relatives

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