Origin of righteous
OTHER WORDS FROM righteous
How to use righteous in a sentence
“Demoralization will give way to righteous hate, in defense of that which they love,” read another, in a militia chat thread.
If you’re righteous, if it’s the right thing, they’re going to support you.MyPillow CEO says Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Wayfair are dropping his products|Taylor Telford|January 19, 2021|Washington Post
Especially if they’re very in-your-face or self-righteous about it and you have to be around them all the time, like with a romantic partner.We admire these do-gooders. We just don’t want to date them.|Sigal Samuel|December 4, 2020|Vox
His public owning of it during a time when people were still weird about it was … righteous.Catching Shade From Your (and the Beastie Boys’) Favorite TV Cop|Eugene Robinson|October 14, 2020|Ozy
I’m not painting myself as some righteous person who’s 100% in the right all the time.Inside a secret running program at Nike and a win-at-all-costs corporate culture|Rachel King|October 6, 2020|Fortune
Hearing the word, we residents of the city's high rises nod our heads righteously.
Turns out Mitt's dad never righteously stormed out of the 1964 Republican National Convention, as the old story goes.Speed Read: Seven Bits From Buzzfeed’s Deconstruction of George Romney|Matthew DeLuca|October 15, 2012|DAILY BEAST
And so Emmert, unable to rely upon the NCAA's rulebook for justification, took to the bully pulpit and bullied, righteously.Flawed Father Figures: Jerry Sandusky, Joe Paterno, and the NCAA Too|David Roth|July 24, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The press became self-righteously consumed with its search for The Truth.Michael Tomasky on the Media’s Foolish Elizabeth Warren Witch Hunt|Michael Tomasky|May 26, 2012|DAILY BEAST
This mashup bids you examine whether you are righteously renegade in situations, or bucking authority due to old issues with it.
He tries to minimise the evidence, remarking that Isocrates promises the very same rewards to all who live justly and righteously.Myth, Ritual, and Religion, Vol. 1|Andrew Lang
Yes, my child, he always deals righteously; but is he dealing graciously?The Sheepfold and the Common, Vol. II (of 2)|Timothy East
She half-fashioned the words on her lips that she had dreamed of a false Zion, and was being righteously punished.Rhoda Fleming, Complete|George Meredith
To the mountain mind the policeman becomes the embodiment of a righteously executed law.
Therefore when he arrived with a picked crew of his own some hours later he became righteously indignant.The Boss of Wind River|David Goodger (firstname.lastname@example.org)
British Dictionary definitions for righteous
- characterized by, proceeding from, or in accordance with accepted standards of morality, justice, or uprightness; virtuousa righteous man
- (as collective noun; preceded by the)the righteous