self-righteous

adjective
self-righ·​teous | \ ˌself-ˈrī-chəs How to pronounce self-righteous (audio) \

Definition of self-righteous

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

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self-righteously adverb
self-righteousness noun

First Known Use of self-righteous

circa 1680, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of self-righteous was circa 1680

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“Self-righteous.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/self-righteous. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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self-righteous

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English Language Learners Definition of self-righteous

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

self-righteous

adjective
self-righ·​teous | \ ˈself-ˈrī-chəs \

Kids Definition of self-righteous

: having or showing the attitude of someone who strongly believes in the rightness of his or her own actions or opinions

Other Words from self-righteous

self-righteousness noun

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