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self–righteous

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adjective self–righ·teous \-ˈrī-chəs\

Simple Definition of self–righteous

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of self–righteous

  1. :  convinced of one's own righteousness especially in contrast with the actions and beliefs of others :  narrow-mindedly moralistic

self–righteously adverb
self–righteousness noun

Circa 1680

First Known Use of self–righteous

circa 1680


SELF–RIGHTEOUS Defined for Kids

self–righteous

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

Definition of self–righteous for Students

  1. :  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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