self-righteous

adjective self-righ·teous \ ˌself-ˈrī-chəs \

Definition of self-righteous

: 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

First Known Use of self-righteous

circa 1680


SELF-RIGHTEOUS Defined for English Language Learners

self-righteous

adjective

Definition of self-righteous for English Language Learners

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


SELF-RIGHTEOUS Defined for Kids

self-righteous

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

Definition of self-righteous for Students

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

self-righteousness

noun

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