Definition of virtuously adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈvɜːtʃuəsli//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈvɜːrtʃuəsli//
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  1. 1(formal) in a very good or moral way Most religions ask us to live virtuously.
  2. 2(disapproving or humorous) in a way that involves claiming or feeling that you behave better or have higher moral standards than other people I virtuously refused a piece of cake.