righteous significado, righteous definición | diccionario de inglés definición



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.     
  self-righteousness      n-uncount  
...her smug self-righteousness.     
Traducción diccionario Collins Inglés Cobuild  


blameless, equitable, ethical, fair, good, honest, honourable, just, law-abiding, moral, pure, squeaky-clean, upright, virtuous  
   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  

Diccionario de inglés sinónimos  

Consulte también:

righteously, righteousness, righto, right

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