Mark Clulow

The Seven Virtues

  • [prood-ns]

1. PRUDENCE

  1. the quality or fact of being prudent, or wise in practical affairs, as by providing for the future.
  2. caution with regard to practical matters; discretion.
  3. regard for one's own interests.
  4. provident care in the management of resources; economy; frugality.

  • [juhs-tis]

2. JUSTICE

  1. the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.
  2. rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice.
  3. the moral principle determining just conduct.

  • [tem-per-uh ns, tem-pruh ns]

3. TEMPERANCE

  1. moderation in action, thought, or feeling : restraint
  2. habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions
  3. moderation in or abstinence from the use of alcoholic beverages

  • [fawr-ti-tood, -tyood]

4. FORTITUDE

  1. mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously

  • [feyth]

5. FAITH

  1. confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.
  2. belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
  3. belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
  4. the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith.
  5. the observance of this obligation; fidelity to one's promise, oath, allegiance, etc.: He was the only one who proved his faith during our recent troubles.

  • [hohp]

6. HOPE

  1. the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
  2. a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
  3. grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little or no hope of his recovery.
  4. a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.
  5. something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope.

  • [char-i-tee]

7. CHARITY

  1. generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless: to devote one's life to charity.
  2. something given to a person or persons in need; alms: She asked for work, not charity.
  3. a charitable act or work.
  4. a charitable fund, foundation, or institution: He left his estate to a charity.
  5. benevolent feeling, especially toward those in need or in disfavor: She looked so poor that we fed her out of charity.
  6. leniency in judging others; forbearance: She was inclined to view our selfish behavior with charity.

Last Updated: 2018-05-14


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