[ US /ˌsɛɫˈfɹaɪtʃəs/ ]
  1. excessively or hypocritically pious
    a sickening sanctimonious smile
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How To Use self-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.
  • 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
  • Our challenge is to be cautious not to take on a tone of self-righteousness and insensitivity to those whose policies we critique.
  • There was a previous thread on the evil of Che Guevara in which the righties were self-righteously denouncing Che for his crimes. The Volokh Conspiracy » Competing Explanations for the Oppressive Nature of Socialism
  • I became a self-righteous bigot as the hatred in my heart grew.
  • Nor should the irony of this be overlooked, given Hanson's stridently self-righteous defense of free speech in the face of repressive political correctness.
  • But when push came to shove and the whining became not only endless but destructive, I could support neither the decision he made nor the way he made it -- self-righteously, thoughtlessly and hatefully. Toxic Venting: When to Stop Listening
  • Was Deming infused with a sense of self-righteousness?
  • Even more infuriating are the self-righteous hypocrites who claim to speak for a superior moral majority.
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