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’
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