Meaning of virtue-signal in English:


verbvirtue-signals, virtue-signalling, virtue-signalled; US virtue-signaling, virtue-signaled

[no object]derogatory
  • Publicly express opinions or sentiments intended to demonstrate one's good character 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’