adjective self–righ·teous \-ˈrī-chəs\

: having or showing a strong belief that your own actions, opinions, etc., are right and other people's are wrong

Full Definition of SELF-RIGHTEOUS

:  convinced of one's own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others :  narrow-mindedly moralistic
self–righ·teous·ly adverb
self–righ·teous·ness noun

First Known Use of SELF-RIGHTEOUS

circa 1680
SELF-RIGHTEOUS Defined for Kids


adjective self–righ·teous \ˈself-ˈrī-chəs\

Definition of SELF-RIGHTEOUS for Kids

:  having or showing the attitude of someone who strongly believes in the rightness of his or her own actions or opinions
self–righ·teous·ness noun


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