Definition of righteous adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

     

    righteous

     adjective
    adjective
    BrE BrE//ˈraɪtʃəs//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈraɪtʃəs//
     
    (formal)
     
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  1. 1morally right and good a righteous God He considered himself to be holy and righteous in all his ways.
  2. 2that you think is morally acceptable or fair righteous anger/indignation, etc. see also self-righteous
  3. Word Origin Old English rihtwīs, from riht ‘right’ + wīs ‘manner, state, condition’. The change in the ending in the 16th cent. was due to association with words such as bounteous.
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