Origin of righteous
Examples from the Web for righteously
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
This mashup bids you examine whether you are righteously renegade in situations, or bucking authority due to old issues with it.
Then it was that Judge Witberg was deeply outraged and righteously wrathful.The Night-Born|Jack London
This must mean that, while righteously concerned for the interests of others, he must be reasonably concerned for his own.The Authoritative Life of General William Booth|George Scott Railton
Righteously indignant, she turned away, calling upon Heaven to punish such an insult.The Story of the Hills|H. N. Hutchinson
How utterly incapable of affording satisfaction is wealth unless honestly obtained and righteously employed!Captain Mugford|W.H.G. Kingston
The placid mule, which had been righteously grazing beside the fence, suddenly stalked into the middle of the road.Prudence of the Parsonage|Ethel Hueston
- 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
Word Origin for righteous
early 16c. alteration of rightwise, from Old English rihtwis, from riht (see right) + wis "wise, way, manner" (see wise (adj.)). Suffix altered by influence of courteous, etc. Meaning "genuine, excellent" is 1942 in jazz slang. Related: Righteously.