right´eous|ly

right´eous|ly
right|eous «RY chuhs», adjective.
1. doing right; virtuous; behaving justly: »

a righteous man.

SYNONYM(S): upright, just.
2. proper, just, or right, especially morally right or justifiable: »

righteous anger, a righteous cause. He was stirred by righteous wrath (John Galsworthy).

[Old English rihtwīs < riht right + wīs way, manner; altered by analogy with adjectives ending with -eous]
right´eous|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • right|eous — «RY chuhs», adjective. 1. doing right; virtuous; behaving justly: »a righteous man. SYNONYM(S): upright, just. 2. proper, just, or right, especially morally right or justifiable: »righteous anger, a righteous cause. He was stirred by righteous… …   Useful english dictionary

  • right|eous|ness — «RY chuhs nihs», noun. 1. upright conduct; virtue: »Righteousness exalteth a nation (Proverbs 14:34). SYNONYM(S): rectitude. 2. the quality or condition of being right and just: »the righteousness of a claim …   Useful english dictionary

  • self´-right´eous|ness — self right|eous «SEHLF RY chuhs», adjective. thinking that one is more moral than others; thinking that one is very good and pleasing to God: »She s narrow and self righteous (Eden Phillpotts). –self´ right´eous|ly, adverb. –self´ right´eous|ness …   Useful english dictionary

  • self´-right´eous|ly — self right|eous «SEHLF RY chuhs», adjective. thinking that one is more moral than others; thinking that one is very good and pleasing to God: »She s narrow and self righteous (Eden Phillpotts). –self´ right´eous|ly, adverb. –self´ right´eous|ness …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-right|eous — «SEHLF RY chuhs», adjective. thinking that one is more moral than others; thinking that one is very good and pleasing to God: »She s narrow and self righteous (Eden Phillpotts). –self´ right´eous|ly, adverb. –self´ right´eous|ness, noun …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|right´eous|ness — un|right|eous «uhn RY chuhs», adjective. 1. not morally righteous or upright; wicked; sinful. SYNONYM(S): unprincipled, iniquitous. 2. not justly due; undeserved. ╂[Old English unrihtwīs < un un 1 + rihtwīs. Compare etym. under righteous …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|right´eous|ly — un|right|eous «uhn RY chuhs», adjective. 1. not morally righteous or upright; wicked; sinful. SYNONYM(S): unprincipled, iniquitous. 2. not justly due; undeserved. ╂[Old English unrihtwīs < un un 1 + rihtwīs. Compare etym. under righteous …   Useful english dictionary

  • un|right|eous — «uhn RY chuhs», adjective. 1. not morally righteous or upright; wicked; sinful. SYNONYM(S): unprincipled, iniquitous. 2. not justly due; undeserved. ╂[Old English unrihtwīs < un un 1 + rihtwīs. Compare etym. under righteous …   Useful english dictionary

  • righteous — right•eous [[t]ˈraɪ tʃəs[/t]] adj. 1) characterized by uprightness or morality 2) morally right or justifiable: righteous indignation[/ex] 3) acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous: a righteous person[/ex] 4) Slang. genuinely good • Etymology …   From formal English to slang

  • righteous — right|eous [ˈraıtʃəs] adj [: Old English; Origin: rihtwis, from riht right (noun) + wis wise ] 1.) righteous indignation/anger etc strong feelings of anger when you think a situation is not morally right or fair ▪ He was full of righteous… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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