[ UK /ɹˈa‍ɪt‍ʃəs/ ]
[ US /ˈɹaɪtʃəs/ ]
  1. morally justified
    righteous indignation
  2. characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
    the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much
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How To Use righteous In A Sentence

  • While the Irish government generates a lot of noisy, self-righteous cant about the evils of cigarettes at home, it makes a pretty packet from ‘selling death’ abroad.
  • People in the world of health and medicine sometimes become carried away by the obvious rightness or righteousness of their cause.
  • The cause of God's people, and of that holy religion which they profess, is a righteous cause, otherwise the righteous God would not appear for it; yet it may for a time be run down, and seem as if it were lost. Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume IV (Isaiah to Malachi)
  • Christ not only died for the sins of His sheep on the Cross but he established their righteousness through His perfect obedience to God's Law.
  • When you laugh at politicians, all you do is channel righteous anger into passive hilarity. Times, Sunday Times
  • One can further continue the associations with the contrasts of righteousness and wrongdoing, life and death and the like.
  • However, we cannot continue to stoop to their level, because it removes our right to righteous indignation at their atrocities.
  • It just feeds the religious right's feeling of righteous besiegement while gaining almost nothing in practical terms.
  • We have to learn tolerance, to look at our behaviour and to stop being self-righteous.
  • They're willing to do anything in service to any liberal with money, and then they'll turn around and in self-righteous indignation claim that they have cleaner hands than anybody in the news business who accepts advertising or expresses a point of view. Notable & Quotable
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