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self-righteous

self-right·eous

self-righteous

 
pronunciation:
self raI chs
features:
Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
definition: 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
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derivations: self-righteously (adv.), self-righteousness (n.)