righteous If you think that someone behaves or lives in a way that is morally good, you can say that they are righteous. People sometimes use righteous to express their disapproval when they think someone is only behaving in this way so that others will admire or support them. FORMAL adj Aren't you afraid of being seen as a righteous crusader?...
righteousness n-uncount Both sides in the dispute have been adopting a tone of moral righteousness.
righteously adv They righteously maintain that they do not practise rationing.
If you describe someone as self-righteous, you disapprove of them because they are convinced that they are right in their beliefs, attitudes, and behaviour and that other people are wrong. adj
He is critical of the monks, whom he considers narrow-minded and self-righteous.
...her smug self-righteousness.
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild
righteous blameless, equitable, ethical, fair, good, honest, honourable, just, law-abiding, moral, pure, squeaky-clean, upright, virtuous Antonyms bad, corrupt, dishonest, dishonourable, evil, false, guilty, immoral, improper, indecent, insincere, sinful, unethical, unfair, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unscrupulous, unseemly, wicked
complacent, goody-goody (informal) holier-than-thou, hypocritical, pharisaic, pi (Brit. slang) pietistic, pious, priggish, sanctimonious, self-satisfied, smug, superior, too good to be true
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