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noun virtue pronunciation in American English /ˈvɜrtʃu/
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  1. 1
    [countable] a good quality or habit that a person has, especially a moral one such as honesty or loyalty

    Patience is not one of my virtues.

    teaching children the virtues of discipline and self-control

    1. a.
      [countable] a quality that is useful in a particular activity

      Obedience is an important military virtue.

  2. 2
    [countable] an advantage or a good feature that something has that makes it better than something else
    virtue of:

    One virtue of the plan is that it is cheaper to implement.

    preach/proclaim/extol the virtues of (=tell people about how good something is):

    She goes on lecture tours to preach the virtues of free-market capitalism.

  3. 3
    [uncountable] old-fashioned a womans virginity
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