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Definition of "righteous" []

  • Morally upright; without guilt or sin: a righteous parishioner. (adjective)
  • In accordance with virtue or morality: a righteous judgment. (adjective)
  • Morally justifiable: righteous anger. See Synonyms at moral. (adjective)
  • Righteous people considered as a group. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "righteous" in a sentence
  • "Although Adam was created in the image of his Maker in respect to being endowed with powers of {13} understanding and reasoning, and although he was made capable of learning and doing righteousness, he was not originally _made righteous_, forasmuch as he sinned: but those whom God makes righteous sin no more, because all the works of God are perfect."
  • "The one may use the term righteous indignation; the other, the word anger."
  • "Iran's Foreign Ministry also condemned Libya for suppressing what it called the "righteous demands" of Libyans engaging in a regional Islamic awakening."