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righteous

[ rahy-chuhs ]SEE DEFINITION OF righteous

Synonyms for righteous

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Antonyms for righteous

  • corrupt
  • dishonest
  • immoral
  • unethical
  • unjust
  • vulgar
  • bad
  • unfair
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR RIGHTEOUS

Let me die the death of the righteous, and let my last end be like his!

She seemed to be holding to it in the face of righteous judgment.

But mind, my most righteous and well-beloved, I will have no flattery.

We all have our righteous secrets, and should all respect the righteous secrets of others.

God says, all the horns of the wicked will be cut off, but the horns of the righteous will be exalted.

They are, on whole, righteous laws, made in the defence of these very girls.

And yet the truth is, that God is righteous; and of men, he is most like him who is most righteous.

Thieves might have gods favorable to them quite as well as righteous men.

He separates the righteous from those who must forever be sundered from their God.

For do not men regard Zeus as the best and most righteous of the gods?

WORD ORIGIN

early 16c. alteration of rightwise, from Old English rihtwis, from riht (see right) + wis "wise, way, manner" (see wise (adj.)). Suffix altered by influence of courteous, etc. Meaning "genuine, excellent" is 1942 in jazz slang. Related: Righteously.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR RIGHTEOUS

God-fearing

adjectivereligious

authoritative

adjectiverecognized as true, valid
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