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Meaning of RIGHTEOUS

Pronunciation:  'rIchus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  morally justified; "righteous indignation"
  2. [adj]  characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
 

RIGHTEOUS is a 9 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: good, just, moral, sound, upright, virtuous
 
 Antonyms: unrighteous
 
 See Also: clean-handed, guiltless, innocent, worthy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Right"eous\, a. [OE. rightways, rightwise, AS.
rightw[=i]s; riht right + w[=i]s wise, having wisdom,
prudent. See {Right}, a., {Wise}, a.]
Doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to
all their due; just; equitable; especially, free from wrong,
guilt, or sin; holy; as, a righteous man or act; a righteous
retribution.

      Fearless in his righteous cause.         --Milton.

Syn: Upright; just; godly; holy; uncorrupt; virtuous; honest;
     equitable; rightful.

 

 

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