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1. righteous

adjective. ['ˈraɪtʃəs'] characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice.

Synonyms

  • good
  • innocent
  • upright
  • worthy
  • just
  • sound
  • virtuous
  • clean-handed
  • guiltless

Antonyms

  • evil
  • unjust
  • immoral
  • wicked
  • unrighteous
  • unworthy

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Words that Rhyme with Righteous

  • licentious

How do you spell righteous? Is it rightous ?

A common misspelling of righteous is rightous

Example sentences of the word righteous


1. Adjective
People cannot claim to be righteous without doing good works in the eyes of the Methodist faith.

Quotes containing the word righteous


1. There is - I mean - I found early in life that righteous indignation is a little off-putting, and so I try to couch it with humor.
- Al Franken

2. If you surround yourself with the good and righteous, they can only raise you up. If you surround yourself with the others, they will drag you down into the doldrums of mediocrity, and they will keep you there, but only as long as you permit it.
- Mark Glamack

3. O, hereWill I set up my everlasting rest,And shake the yoke of inauspicious starsFrom this world-wearied flesh. Eyes, look your last!Arms, take your last embrace! and, lips, O youThe doors of breath, seal with a righteous kissA dateless bargain to engrossing death!
- William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet

2. self-righteous

adjective. ['ˌsɛlˈfraɪtʃəs'] excessively or hypocritically pious.

Synonyms

  • holier-than-thou
  • pious
  • pharisaic
  • pietistical
  • pietistic
  • pharisaical

Antonyms

  • worldly
  • impiety
  • wicked
  • irreligious

Etymology

  • righteous (English)
  • self- (English)

3. righteous

adjective. ['ˈraɪtʃəs'] morally justified.

Antonyms

  • unchaste
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