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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

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–righ·teous·ly adverb
self–righ·teous·ness noun

Circa 1680

First Known Use of self–righteous

circa 1680


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