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righteous

right·eous

righteous

 
 
pronunciation:
raI chs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: morally upright.
They believed their leaders to be righteous men who were above corruption.
synonyms:
good, honorable, upright, virtuous
antonyms:
corrupt, evil, sinful, unrighteous
definition 2: justifiable or morally right.
The strikers acted out of righteous anger.It was an act of disobedience, but a righteous one.
synonyms:
good, just, justifiable, moral, virtuous
antonyms:
foul, hideous, unrighteous
similar words:
defensible, equitable, ethical, fair, legitimate, right, rightful, upright
definition 3: displaying an attitude of moral correctness or virtuousness. (Cf. self-righteous.)
Don't be so righteous; I can see right through you.
synonyms:
sanctimonious
similar words:
complacent, goody-goody, pietistic, self-righteous, smug
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derivation: righteously (adv.)