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RIGHTEOUSNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does righteousness mean? 

RIGHTEOUSNESS (noun)
  The noun RIGHTEOUSNESS has 1 sense:

1. adhering to moral principles

  Familiarity information: RIGHTEOUSNESS used as a noun is very rare.


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RIGHTEOUSNESS (noun)


Sense 1righteousness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Adhering to moral principles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Hypernyms ("righteousness" is a kind of...):

morality (concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "righteousness"):

impeccability (the quality of being exempt from sin or incapable of sinning)

rectitude; uprightness (righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest)

piety; piousness (righteousness by virtue of being pious)

justice; justness (the quality of being just or fair)

honorableness; honourableness (the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor)

honor; honour (the quality of being honorable and having a good name)

honestness; honesty (the quality of being honest)

Antonym:

unrighteousness (failure to adhere to moral principles)


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