Definition of righteous
- a righteous decision
- righteous indignation
a righteous man can be trusted to act honorably regardless of the circumstances
righteous behavior is its own reward
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First Known Use: 1530See Words from the same year
: morally good : following religious or moral laws
: caused by something that you believe is not morally right or fair
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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