- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||having or marked by confidence or pride in the correctness of one's beliefs or moral conduct, often combined with a pious intolerance of the beliefs of others.
The self-righteous parishioners looked down on the twice-divorced woman.Her large, public donation to the church was a purely self-righteous act.
- similar words:
- pious, righteous, sanctimonious
||self-righteously (adv.), self-righteousness (n.)