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Cardinal virtues
Cardinal Car"di*nal, a. [L. cardinalis, fr. cardo the hinge of a door, that on which a thing turns or depends: cf. F. cardinal.] Of fundamental importance; pre["e]minent; superior; chief; principal. The cardinal intersections of the zodiac. --Sir T. Browne. Impudence is now a cardinal virtue. --Drayton. But cardinal sins, and hollow hearts, I fear ye. --Shak. Cardinal numbers, the numbers one, two, three, etc., in distinction from first, second, third, etc., which are called ordinal numbers. Cardinal points (a) (Geol.) The four principal points of the compass, or intersections of the horizon with the meridian and the prime vertical circle, north, south east, and west. (b) (Astrol.) The rising and setting of the sun, the zenith and nadir. Cardinal signs (Astron.) Aries, Libra, Cancer, and Capricorn. Cardinal teeth (Zo["o]l.), the central teeth of bivalve shell. See Bivalve. Cardinal veins (Anat.), the veins in vertebrate embryos, which run each side of the vertebral column and returm the blood to the heart. They remain through life in some fishes. Cardinal virtues, pre["e]minent virtues; among the ancients, prudence, justice, temperance, and fortitude. Cardinal winds, winds which blow from the cardinal points due north, south, east, or west.
Virtueless
Virtueless Vir"tue*less, a. Destitute of virtue; without efficacy or operating qualities; powerless. Virtueless she wished all herbs and charms. --Fairfax.

Meaning of Virtue from wikipedia

- Virtue (Latin: virtus, Ancient Gr****: ἀρετή "arete") is moral excellence. A virtue is a trait or quality that is deemed to be morally good and thus is...
- Virtue signalling is a pejorative neologism for the con****uous expression of moral values. The origination of the term is often credited to journalist...
- Virtue ethics (or aretaic ethics /ˌærəˈteɪ.ɪk/, from Gr**** ἀρετή (arete)) are normative ethical theories which emphasize virtues of mind, character and...
- Church defines virtue as "a habitual and firm disposition to do the good." Traditionally, the seven Christian virtues or heavenly virtues combine the four...
- Tessa Jane McCormick Virtue (born May 17, 1989) is a retired Canadian ice dancer. With ice dance partner Scott Moir, she is the 2010 Olympic champion,...
- iconography, the virtue is often depicted as a woman holding two vessels transferring water from one to another. It is one of the cardinal virtues in western...
- Four cardinal virtues were recognized by Plato and in the Bible, cl****ical antiquity and in traditional Christian theology: Prudence (φρόνησις, phronēsis;...
- Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance), commonly known simply as Birdman, is a 2014 American black comedy-drama film directed by Alejandro G....
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- Patience and virtue is a proverbial phrase referring to one of the seven virtues. Phrase was created by Minister Abstinence (aka, Ashton Moses)[citation...
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