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

Washington, claims Larson, “was in no mood to extend Christian charity to a band of self-righteous freeloaders.”

For these self-righteous and thin-skinned folks, there are apparently limits to the liberal virtue of tolerance.

This being a manifesto, there are a few moments when Almond sounds like a self-righteous crank.

Grunge makes sense if you're a sad, self-righteous teenager.

Dear sir, I made a square bet with myself that there were nineteen debauchable men in your self-righteous community.

Adams' remark had the effect of taking the sails out of Ben West's self-righteous spirit, and he said nothing more.

The Gospel of the free forgiveness of sins through Christ will never appeal to the self-righteous.

Bruce could not accuse himself of being self-righteous, because he truly acknowledged himself to be a sinner before his God.

But beware of your peculiar danger, which is self-righteous pride, worldliness, and the evil heart of unbelief.


On this page you'll find 28 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to self-righteous, such as: complacent, egotistical, hypocritical, pious, sanctimonious, and affected.

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