Definition of 'righteous'
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That was also when the righteous indignation returned. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The power of this lie is overwhelming and feels good and righteous. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What fires it instead is righteous anger. The Times Literary Supplement (2008)Make that another eight years of righteous anger. Times, Sunday Times (2014)And there is no emotion more powerful or harder to resist than a genuinely righteous one. Times, Sunday Times (2010)It is a baffling privilege and one that should arouse righteous indignation from a number of other courses. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It wasn't because we were the most morally righteous nation out there. Christianity Today (2000)But now it's in a place where righteous people will do good with it. Times, Sunday Times (2010)This righteous indignation is at preposterous odds with a perfectly run-of-the-mill and rather sweet romantic comedy. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When you laugh at politicians, all you do is channel righteous anger into passive hilarity. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Going out to work doesn't automatically make you one of the righteous. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You swallow your righteous indignation. Times, Sunday Times (2006)
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Translations for 'righteous'
British English: righteous ADJECTIVE
If you think that someone behaves or lives in a way that is morally good, you can say that they are righteous. People sometimes use righteous to express their disapproval when they think someone is only behaving in this way so that others will admire or support them.
Aren't you afraid of being seen as a righteous crusader?
Definition of righteous from the Collins English Dictionary
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