something that every white girl with BLM in their bio does
Foid: Omg I'm such a good person I have BLM and ACAB in my social media bios so that means I'm a good person.
Chad: That bitch is just virtue signalling she actually couldn't care less about other people.
by boomnikkaoom December 15, 2021
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To take a conspicuous but essentially useless action ostensibly to support a good cause but actually to show off how much more moral you are than everybody else.
Fred: I see George has changed his profile picture to show his support for refugees.
Barbara: Has he donated money or time? Is he giving English lessons? Is he making a room available?
Fred: No, no, he's just virtue signalling.
by Verboy December 10, 2015
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Virtue signalling is a superficial attempt by somebody to flaunt their self righteousness.

Often condemning others to gain attention, validation or showboat moral superiority.
Jada: “Andrew called me a polluter, but he drives a car with the worst fuel economy!”

Will: “You know he doesn’t about the environment, he’s only virtue signalling
by Truth is Objective March 17, 2022
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What celebrities, politicians and companies do when they are trying to be politically woke.
J. K. Rowling: Btw, Dumbledore was in a passionate gay relationship.
Everyone: Uh, ok... Where is that in the books and movies?
J. K. Rowling: Nowhere, i just made it so.
Everyone: Why are you saying this only now? Back in 2007 (when the last Harry Potter book came out) only one state had gay marriage legalized. Don't you think the LGBTQ community would have liked your support more back then?
J. K. Rowling: ...
Everyone: ...
J. K. Rowling: Well... but now he is SUPER gay.
Everyone, to each other: man, virtue signalling like this is just so pretentious.
J. K. Rowling: Also, have you heard about Hermione?
Everyone: please stop.
by german_latino May 7, 2020
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A scheming, disingenuous act of kindness and selflessness to show ones solidarity with a cause, such as volunteering for CAMHS, all to boost ones image and reputation, rather than to help the cause. It is commonly weaponised by politicians and used in debates to appease the majority.
Synonyms: I have no life, I'm a cuck, please give me attention, stop mansplaining
Antonyms: I'm smart, I'm sexy, I'm not a 28 year old living in his mother's basement, I've got a nice schlong
Examples of virtue signalling:
- Jeremy Corbyn introducing his pronouns during a speech on Pink News
- Simon Cowell allowing a mediocre comedian to progress to the finals of Britain's Got Talent because he was disabled
- 18 year old college students stating their obvious gender pronouns in their Instagram/Twitter bios
- Wokeness - wokeness is virtue signalling, and virtue signalling is wokeness
- Michelle Williams' irrelevant and unnecessary speech at the Golden Globe Awards
- Refuting the scientific reality of biological sex
by bigboobies007 January 8, 2020
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One of the many nauseating buzzwords used by conservatives as an alternative to constructing a coherent argument.

Don’t worry, it doesn’t mean anything - and actually doubles as a good way to spot cretins in the wild.
“This guy just said virtue signalling unironically, let’s get away from this asshat
by Mad Bank June 15, 2021
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Virtue-signaling (noun): the self-serving, disingenuous act of presenting & solidifying oneself as concerned with, committed to, or compliant to a specific political alignment regarding political topics or issues for prestige or ego.
If the President genuinely cared about women's rights, he'd do less virtue-signaling on Twitter and more action.
by Power moves Only June 29, 2022
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