[rahy-chuh s-nis]


the quality or state of being righteous.
righteous conduct.
the quality or state of being just or rightful: They came to realize the righteousness of her position on the matter.

Nearby words

  1. rightable,
  2. rightabout,
  3. righten,
  4. righteous,
  5. righteously,
  6. righter,
  7. rightful,
  8. rightfully,
  9. righting reflex,
  10. rightish

Origin of righteousness

before 900; Middle English rightwisnes(se), Old English rihtwīsnes. See righteous, -ness

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Word Origin and History for righteousness



Old English rehtwisnisse; see righteous + -ness.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper