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ˈraɪ tʃəsright·eous

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. righteousadjective

    characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

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

  2. righteousadjective

    morally justified

    "righteous indignation"


  1. righteousverb

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

  2. righteousadjective

    free from sin or guilt

  3. righteousadjective

    moral and virtuous, suggesting sanctimonious

  4. righteousadjective

    justified morally

  5. righteousadjective


  6. 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. Righteousadjective

    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


  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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  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. Anuj Somany:

    Even a self-centric can say at the end of the day that s/he owes no explanation to anyone and has no regrets for own work, so the righteous way at every night is only to do introspection for correction.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.”

  4. William Jennings Bryan:

    The humblest citizen of all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of Error.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    A person does not get actually rich with own wealth & money, but only upon having the people who don't ditch or desert him/her on the righteous life pitch.

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    declare untrue; contradict
    • A. accompany
    • B. acclaim
    • C. demolish
    • D. deny

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