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RIGHTEOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does righteous mean? 

RIGHTEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective RIGHTEOUS has 2 senses:

1. characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice
2. morally justified

  Familiarity information: RIGHTEOUS used as an adjective is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


RIGHTEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1righteous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

Context example:

the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much

Similar:

good; just; upright (of moral excellence)

sound (free from moral defect)

Also:

good (morally admirable)

clean-handed; guiltless; innocent (free from evil or guilt)

just (used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting)

moral (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles)

virtuous (morally excellent)

worthy (having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable)

Antonym:

unrighteous (not righteous)


Sense 2righteous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Morally justified

Context example:

righteous indignation

Similar:

moral (concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles)


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