The Seven Virtues
- the quality or fact of being prudent, or wise in practical affairs, as by providing for the future.
- caution with regard to practical matters; discretion.
- regard for one's own interests.
- provident care in the management of resources; economy; frugality.
- the quality of being just; righteousness, equitableness, or moral rightness: to uphold the justice of a cause.
- rightfulness or lawfulness, as of a claim or title; justness of ground or reason: to complain with justice.
- the moral principle determining just conduct.
- [tem-per-uh ns, tem-pruh ns]
- moderation in action, thought, or feeling : restraint
- habitual moderation in the indulgence of the appetites or passions
- moderation in or abstinence from the use of alcoholic beverages
- mental and emotional strength in facing difficulty, adversity, danger, or temptation courageously
- confidence or trust in a person or thing: faith in another's ability.
- belief that is not based on proof: He had faith that the hypothesis would be substantiated by fact.
- belief in anything, as a code of ethics, standards of merit, etc.: to be of the same faith with someone concerning honesty.
- the obligation of loyalty or fidelity to a person, promise, engagement, etc.: Failure to appear would be breaking faith.
- 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.
- the feeling that what is wanted can be had or that events will turn out for the best: to give up hope.
- a particular instance of this feeling: the hope of winning.
- grounds for this feeling in a particular instance: There is little or no hope of his recovery.
- a person or thing in which expectations are centered: The medicine was her last hope.
- something that is hoped for: Her forgiveness is my constant hope.
- generous actions or donations to aid the poor, ill, or helpless: to devote one's life to charity.
- something given to a person or persons in need; alms: She asked for work, not charity.
- a charitable act or work.
- a charitable fund, foundation, or institution: He left his estate to a charity.
- benevolent feeling, especially toward those in need or in disfavor: She looked so poor that we fed her out of charity.
- leniency in judging others; forbearance: She was inclined to view our selfish behavior with charity.
Last Updated: 2018-05-14