Meaning of virtue-signal in English:


verbverb virtue-signals, verb virtue-signalling, verb virtue-signalled; US verb virtue-signaling, US verb virtue-signaled

[no object] derogatory
  • Publicly express opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character or social conscience or the moral correctness of one's position on a particular issue.

    • ‘maybe he just wanted to virtue-signal and demonstrate his supposed open-mindedness’
    • ‘he virtue-signalled his inherent goodness at every opportunity’