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Well, those are 50 simple things that you can do to feel self-righteous and none of them are going to save the world.

I do not want to offend another person, nor do I want to offend a righteous and loving God.

The second is social distancing and masking, behaviors now weaponized by the governors of Texas and Mississippi, among others, with the implication that defying public health recommendations represents a righteous statement of freedom.

She thought about how she could be more compassionate — less “self-righteous” — and stop pushing her brother away.

Instead of recasting the Lupin role yet again, creators George Kay and François Uzan dreamed up a righteous present-day outlaw who takes inspiration from the books.

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From righteous fury to faux indignation, everything we got mad about in 2014—and how outrage has taken over our lives.

Perhaps more telling, state media called the attack on the studio “a righteous deed.”

In the Jewish community, Christians who saved Jews from the Holocaust are known as “righteous gentiles.”

As righteous and honest as his anger may be—“They basically just filmed my riffs,” says Meltzer— it is always tinged with hope.

He was “v[ery] hot under the collar ... frustrated and mad, self-righteous.”

Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but inwardly ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity.

These are kept as his law, when obeyed, because of his authority as righteous moral Governor of all.

All the wrong wrought was his, and yet he sat there, calmly eying me, as though he were a righteous judge and I the culprit.

The want of this on the part of the wicked being a curse, the enjoyment of it by the righteous is a privilege.

Surely the righteous shall give thanks (confess) unto thy name: the upright shall dwell in thy presence.


On this page you'll find 126 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to righteous, such as: conscientious, ethical, honorable, law-abiding, noble, and pure.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.