What does righteous mean?

Definitions for righteous
ˈraɪ tʃəsrigh·teous

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word righteous.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. righteous(adj)

    characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

    "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16

  2. righteous(adj)

    morally justified

    "righteous indignation"

Wiktionary

  1. righteous(Verb)

    To make righteous; specifically, to justify religiously, to absolve from sin.

    Etymology: From earlier rightuous, rightwose, rightwos, rightwise, from rightwise, rightwis, from rihtwis, corresponding to (with assimilation of second element to -ous), or to . Cognate with richtwis, rehtwisic, réttvíss. Compare also thefteous, mighteous.

  2. righteous(Adjective)

    free from sin or guilt

    Etymology: From earlier rightuous, rightwose, rightwos, rightwise, from rightwise, rightwis, from rihtwis, corresponding to (with assimilation of second element to -ous), or to . Cognate with richtwis, rehtwisic, réttvíss. Compare also thefteous, mighteous.

  3. righteous(Adjective)

    moral and virtuous, suggesting sanctimonious

    Etymology: From earlier rightuous, rightwose, rightwos, rightwise, from rightwise, rightwis, from rihtwis, corresponding to (with assimilation of second element to -ous), or to . Cognate with richtwis, rehtwisic, réttvíss. Compare also thefteous, mighteous.

  4. righteous(Adjective)

    justified morally

    Etymology: From earlier rightuous, rightwose, rightwos, rightwise, from rightwise, rightwis, from rihtwis, corresponding to (with assimilation of second element to -ous), or to . Cognate with richtwis, rehtwisic, réttvíss. Compare also thefteous, mighteous.

  5. righteous(Adjective)

    awesome

    Etymology: From earlier rightuous, rightwose, rightwos, rightwise, from rightwise, rightwis, from rihtwis, corresponding to (with assimilation of second element to -ous), or to . Cognate with richtwis, rehtwisic, réttvíss. Compare also thefteous, mighteous.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Righteous(adj)

    doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to all their due; just; equitable; especially, free from wrong, guilt, or sin; holy; as, a righteous man or act; a righteous retribution

Freebase

  1. Righteous

    Righteous is the 1994 debut release by North Carolina funk band DAG. Produced by Grammy nominee and local record producer & songwriter, John Custer, this work of 1970s-style solid beats and creative imagination received terrific reviews. A quote from VIBE Magazine hailed the album as "...one of the best funk records since 1978. DAG's debut, Righteous, is definitely some of the most ass-grinding grooves you've heard since back in the day." Featured songs include "Sweet Little Lass," "Righteous" and "Lovely Jane." Numerous additional musicians contribute to Righteous, including Muscle Shoals Rhythm Section drummer Roger Hawkins and jazz trumpeter Jeremy Davenport.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Righteous

    rī′tyus, adj. living and acting according to right and justice: free from guilt or sin: equitable: merited.—adv. Right′eously, in a righteous manner: (arch.) justly.—n. Right′eousness, purity of life: rectitude: conformity to a right standard: a righteous act or quality: holiness: the coming into spiritual reconciliation with God by means of the righteousness of Christ being imputed to a man in consequence of faith.—Original righteousness, the condition of man before the Fall as made in the image of God. [A.S. rihtwísriht, right, wís, wise.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of righteous in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of righteous in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of righteous in a Sentence

  1. Mahabharata:

    Rich presents, though profusely given, Are not so dear to righteous Heaven As gifts by honest gains supplied, Though small, which faith hath sanctified.

  2. Sir Thomas More, Utopia, Book 1:

    It is the duty of righteous men to make war on all undeserved privilege, but one must not forget that this is a war without end.”

  3. Bertolt Brecht:

    Righteous people have no sense of humor.

  4. John Foster Dulles:

    The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    Please forgive me for my thoughts or deeds that hurt unintentionally to others ever; but if that being said or done deliberately and unselfishly, then definitely they deserve more disrespect than that only. And let's be not hypocrite for the righteous acts.

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Translations for righteous

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  • الصالحينArabic
  • nevinný, spravedlivý, ctnostný, počestnýCzech
  • rechtschaffen, gerechtGerman
  • beato, correcto, justo, inocente, inmaculado, santo, bienhechorSpanish
  • درستکارPersian
  • vanhurskas, synnitön, oikeamielinenFinnish
  • न्याय परायणHindi
  • giustoItalian
  • iustusLatin
  • rettferdigNorwegian
  • sprawiedliwyPolish
  • dreptRomanian
  • добродетельый, пра́ведный, опра́вданный, благочести́вый, справедли́вый, праведныйRussian
  • rättfärdig, rättskaffensSwedish
  • راستبازUrdu
  • 正义Chinese

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