self-righteous

[ self-rahy-chuhs, self- ]
/ ˌsɛlfˈraɪ tʃəs, ˈsɛlf- /

adjective

confident of one's own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others.

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Origin of self-righteous

First recorded in 1670–80

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British Dictionary definitions for self-righteous

self-righteous

adjective

having or showing an exaggerated awareness of one's own virtuousness or rights

Derived forms of self-righteous

self-righteously, adverbself-righteousness, noun
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