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Princeton's WordNet

  1. righteousnessnoun

    adhering to moral principles

Wiktionary

  1. righteousnessnoun

    The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude. Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it chiefly occurs, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law.

    Etymology: rightwisnes from rihtwīsnes "justice".

  2. righteousnessnoun

    A righteous act, or righteous quality.

    All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Isa. lxiv. 6.

    Etymology: rightwisnes from rihtwīsnes "justice".

  3. righteousnessnoun

    The act or conduct of one who is righteous.

    Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth rightness at all times. Ps. cvi. 3.

    Etymology: rightwisnes from rihtwīsnes "justice".

  4. righteousnessnoun

    The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground justification.

    Etymology: rightwisnes from rihtwīsnes "justice".

Webster Dictionary

  1. Righteousnessnoun

    the quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude

  2. Righteousnessnoun

    a righteous act, or righteous quality

  3. Righteousnessnoun

    the act or conduct of one who is righteous

  4. Righteousnessnoun

    the state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground of justification

Freebase

  1. Righteousness

    Righteousness is an important theological concept in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism. It is an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to the god/s portrayed in these belief systems. William Tyndale remodelled the word after an earlier word rihtwis, which would have yielded modern English *rightwise or *rightways. He used it to translate the Hebrew root צדקים, tzedek, which appears more than five hundred times in the Hebrew Bible, and the Greek word δικαιος, which appears more than two hundred times in the New Testament.

The Roycroft Dictionary

  1. righteousness

    1. Only a form of commonsense. 2. Wise expediency.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of righteousness in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of righteousness in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of righteousness in a Sentence

  1. Chief Ernest Finley:

    I think it's important to get the truth, and (it's important to know) the truth, and really dealing with the truth, and dealing with the community to let the community know that we stand for righteousness and correctness in all that we do.

  2. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George

  3. Emeasoba George:

    If you dare to chase after the giver and author (God) of every good and perfect gift rather than any other thing. Believe you me, you will certainly realize your full potential and maximize your life and future. Because, it is written in (Matthew 6:33). Seek you first and foremost the kingdom of God and its righteousness. Then, every other than thing that you never sought for will be added unto you as a bonus including riches, fame, greatness and stuffs like that. -Emeasoba George

  4. Sophocles, Ajax:

    It is not righteousness to outrageA brave man dead, not even though you hate him.

  5. Anthony D'Angelo:

    Transcend political correctness and strive for human righteousness.

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