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Words nearby righteousness
What does righteousness mean?
Righteousness is the quality of being virtuous, honorable, or morally right. It can also refer to such behavior.
Righteousness is the noun form of the adjective righteous. Being righteous means doing what is right—obeying the law or adhering to morals. Both righteous and righteousness are often used in a religious context.
Example: It’s not easy to follow the path of righteousness—in fact, if an action is difficult to take, it’s probably right!
Where does righteousness come from?
The first records of the word righteousness come from before the 900s. It ultimately derives from the Old English word rihtwīs, which was formed from riht, meaning “right,” and wīs, referring to a manner or way of acting (as seen in words like otherwise and clockwise). Eventually, the word was altered with the adjectival suffix –ous. The suffix -ness makes it a noun.
The right in righteousness means “just,” “good,” or “correct” (rather than the opposite of “left”). Simply put, righteousness involves doing what is right (especially all the time) according to certain laws or morals. Righteousness is used frequently in the context of legal or moral judgments and religious matters. Some religions aim to help followers follow a path of righteousness. The common term self-righteousness refers to an overconfidence in one’s morality, especially when it leads one to criticize others.
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What are some other forms related to righteousness?
- righteous (adjective)
What are some synonyms for righteousness?
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What are some words that often get used in discussing righteousness?
How is righteousness used in real life?
Righteousness is most often used in the discussion of the moral character of a person or the fairness or justness of laws or rules. Because of this, it most often appears in the context of topics like religion and ethics.
“Somehow, the preacher must be an Amos, and say, "Let justice roll down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream." Somehow, the preacher must say with Jesus, "The spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he hath anointed me to deal with the problems of the poor."” #MLK pic.twitter.com/dhCJ2xQif1
— The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center (@TheKingCenter) April 3, 2020
Dharma means the “path of righteousness,” including a fundamental belief in the equality of all people and the duty to share and offer service to others.
Very simple concept , no need to complicate.
— Ivan (@Ivan59284557) May 27, 2020
Amazing to me how other people's self-righteousness fires up my own self-righteousness, until soon we're in a self-righteousness holy war…
— Elizabeth Gilbert (@GilbertLiz) September 29, 2015
Try using righteousness!
Which of the following actions is likely to be considered an example of righteousness?
A. cheating on a test
B. returning a lost wallet to its owner
C. ignoring a traffic light
D. robbing a bank
Example sentences from the Web for righteousness
It has to have levels and branches in order to confirm justices and righteousness.
When he talked of “justice” rolling “down like waters, righteousness like an everflowing stream” and “crooked places” being “made straight,” he is pulling directly from the Books of Amos and Isaiah.A Justification For Unrest? Look No Further Than The Bible And The Founding Fathers|LGBTQ-Editor|June 11, 2020|No Straight News
“Personally, I deal with manners of righteousness and God,” he says.New York’s Most Tragic Ghost Loves Minimalist Swedish Fashion|Nina Strochlic|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Like Bush, Obama is convinced of the righteousness of his own judgment, and lets all of us know it.
Woe to you who have fallen away from the righteousness of your ancestors!Did the Southern Baptist ‘Conservative Resurgence’ Fail?|Molly Worthen|June 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The latter provided numbers, passion, righteousness, self-righteousness, and a patina of faux populist clout.The South Has Indeed Risen Again and It’s Called the Tea Party|Jack Schwartz|December 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
For their part, these men wanted to convince me of the righteousness of their cause.
It had no recognition in flesh, and it was the reward of no prayer or humility or righteousness.Linda Condon|Joseph Hergesheimer
Thus Christian soldiers of the cross, losing "the armour of righteousness," would be exposed to "shame."Notes On The Apocalypse|David Steele
The Queen's noble words inspired me with great confidence in the righteousness of the cause for which I am to fight.Penshurst Castle|Emma Marshall
He hath made Christ to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in Him.Notes on the book of Exodus|C. H. (Charles Henry) Mackintosh
All believers are clothed in the same spotless robe of righteousness,—all stand in one common justification, under the eye of God.Notes on the Book of Genesis|Charles Henry Mackintosh