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Because I was suspicious of the traditional Christian church, I tended to tar them all with the same brush. That was a mistake, because there are righteous people working in a whole rainbow of belief systems - from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters to charismatic Catholics.
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Meaning of "righteous" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD RIGHTEOUS

Old English rīhtwīs, from right + wise².
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF RIGHTEOUS

righteous  [ˈraɪtʃəs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RIGHTEOUS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Righteous is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RIGHTEOUS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Righteousness

Righteousness is an important theological concept in Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, and Zoroastrianism. It is an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to the god/s portrayed in these belief systems. William Tyndale remodelled the word after an earlier word rihtwis, which would have yielded modern English *rightwise or *rightways. He used it to translate the Hebrew root צדקים, tzedek, which appears more than five hundred times in the Hebrew Bible, and the Greek word δίκαιος, which appears more than two hundred times in the New Testament.

Definition of righteous in the English dictionary

The definition of righteous in the dictionary is characterized by, proceeding from, or in accordance with accepted standards of morality, justice, or uprightness; virtuous. Other definition of righteous is morally justifiable or right, esp from one's own point of view.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RIGHTEOUS


ambitious
æmˈbɪʃəs
anxious
ˈæŋkʃəs
cautious
ˈkɔːʃəs
conscious
ˈkɒnʃəs
delicious
dɪˈlɪʃəs
gracious
ˈɡreɪʃəs
infectious
ɪnˈfɛkʃəs
luscious
ˈlʌʃəs
malicious
məˈlɪʃəs
manufactures
ˌmænjʊˈfæktʃəs
Mauritius
məˈrɪʃəs
precious
ˈprɛʃəs
pretentious
prɪˈtɛnʃəs
robustious
rəʊˈbʌstʃəs
spacious
ˈspeɪʃəs
specious
ˈspiːʃəs
suspicious
səˈspɪʃəs
unconscious
ʌnˈkɒnʃəs
unrighteous
ʌnˈraɪtʃəs
vicious
ˈvɪʃəs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RIGHTEOUS

right-mindedness
right-of-centre
right-on
right-thinking
right-to-lifer
right-wing
right-winger
right, left, and centre
rightable
righten
righteously
righteousness
righter
rightful
rightfully
rightfulness
rightish
rightism
rightist
rightless

WORDS THAT END LIKE RIGHTEOUS

beauteous
bounteous
courteous
despiteous
discourteous
dispiteous
duteous
feateous
gorgeous
homogeneous
lacteous
luteous
miscellaneous
outrageous
piteous
plenteous
self-righteous
simultaneous
spontaneous
uncourteous

Synonyms and antonyms of righteous in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RIGHTEOUS»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «righteous» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of righteous

Translation of «righteous» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RIGHTEOUS

Find out the translation of righteous to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of righteous from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «righteous» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

假正经的
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

honrado
570 millions of speakers

English

righteous
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धर्मी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الصالحين
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

праведников
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

justo
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ধার্মিক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

vertueux
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Betul
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

rechtschaffen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

道徳的な
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

도덕적인
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mursid
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chính
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீதிமான்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धार्मिक
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğru
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

retto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprawiedliwy
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

праведників
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

drept
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δίκαιος
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

regverdige
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

rättfärdiga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rettferdige
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of righteous

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RIGHTEOUS»

The term «righteous» is very widely used and occupies the 22.418 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about righteous

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10 QUOTES WITH «RIGHTEOUS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word righteous.
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Osman Baydemir
In primary school, every day and especially on Fridays, I was supposed to say, 'I am Turkish, and I am righteous and hardworking,' But all those things did not actually turn us into Turks. This system is somehow creating fake personalities.
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Yehuda Berg
We need to have complete certainty that things will work out, not because we are righteous or wise, but because of the time, the effort, the prayers, and the tools we are using. From the moment we are given awareness about some bigger picture or mission, we have to have complete focus on what to do to get to that place.
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Bono
Because I was suspicious of the traditional Christian church, I tended to tar them all with the same brush. That was a mistake, because there are righteous people working in a whole rainbow of belief systems - from Hasidic Jews to right-wing Bible Belters to charismatic Catholics.
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William Jennings Bryan
The humblest citizen of all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error.
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William Jennings Bryan
This is not a contest between persons. The humblest citizen in all the land, when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of error. I come to you in defense of a cause as holy as the cause of liberty - the cause of humanity.
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James Bryce
Patriotism consists not in waving the flag, but in striving that our country shall be righteous as well as strong.
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Stephen J. Cannell
So many people get involved with carrying grudges and having these moral battles with people, where they cast themselves as the righteous and the other guy is the dirtbag. They waste tons of energy on it, create all kinds of darkness around themselves and the other person. It gets you nothing.
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Pema Chodron
Sometimes people's spiritual ideas become fixed and they use them against those who don't share their beliefs - in effect, becoming fundamentalist. It's very dangerous - the finger of righteous indignation pointing at someone who is identified as bad or wrong.
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Jesus Christ
It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.
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Sheri L. Dew
Satan has declared war on motherhood. He knows that those who rock the cradle can rock his earthly empire. And he knows that without righteous mothers loving and leading the next generation, the Kingdom of God will fail.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RIGHTEOUS»

Discover the use of righteous in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to righteous and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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The Righteous Mind: Why Good People Are Divided by Politics ...
Why do people so readily assume the worst about the motives of their fellow citizens? In The Righteous Mind, social psychologist Jonathan Haidt explores the origins of our divisions and points the way forward to mutual understanding.
Jonathan Haidt, 2012
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Is it Righteous to Be?: Interviews with Emmanuel Lévinas
In the twenty interviews collected in this volume, seventeen of which appear in English for the first time, Levinas sets forth the central features of his ethical philosophy and discusses biographical matters not available elsewhere.
Jill Robbins, 2001
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Righteous Dopefiend
Explores the world of homelessness and drug addiction in contemporary United States, discussing such themes as violence, race relations, sexuality, family trauma, social inequality, and power relations.
Philippe I. Bourgois, Jeffrey Schonberg, 2009
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A Guide to Righteous Living and Other Works
This collection of texts from Savonarola's extensive body of works seeks to provide the English reader with a variety of entry points into this controversial figure.
Girolamo Savonarola, Konrad Eisenbichler, 2003
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Gardens of the Righteous
A collection of Muslim traditions.
Nawawī, 1975
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Righteous Porkchop
Along the way, the story takes a surprising turn when Nicolette is swept off her feet by a high-profile cattle rancher.
Nicolette Hahn Niman, 2009
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Among the Righteous: Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long ...
Lost Stories from the Holocaust's Long Reach Into Arab Lands Robert Satloff. for the wartime suffering of Jews, for example, also showed that fewer than half of the respondents could identify Auschwitz, Dachau, or Treblinka as concentration  ...
Robert Satloff, 2007
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The Path of the Righteous: Gentile Rescuers of Jews During ...
"The book contains a foreword by Rabbi Harold Schulweis, founding chairman of the Jewish Foundation for Christian Rescuers/ADL, and an afterword by Abraham H. Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League and a Holocaust survivor ...
Mordecai Paldiel, 1993
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Righteous Victims: A History of the Zionist-Arab Conflict, ...
From the Hardcover edition.
Benny Morris, 2011
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Two Among the Righteous Few: A Story of Courage in the Holocaust
Fictionalized account based on the experiences of Frans and Hermina (Mien) Wijnakker who were recognized as Righteous Among the Nations in 1983.
Marty Brounstein, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RIGHTEOUS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term righteous is used in the context of the following news items.
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'You Are Heroes': Elderly Christian Poles Honored by Jewish Group …
The U.S.-based Jewish Foundation for the Righteous, along with Poland's chief rabbi, Michael Schudrich, and a diplomat from Israel, paid tribute to them at a ... «Gospel Herald, Jul 15»
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Zayn Malik's Leaked Solo Track: Naughty Boy, Mic Righteous Share …
In a long Facebook post Tuesday morning taking credit for the leak, Mic Righteous explains, in part, "I got fed up of waiting And took matters into my own hands ... «Billboard, Jun 15»
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Pathfinder Adventure card game review: Wrath of the Righteous
... long been a challenge for the mortal world with attacks from Abyssal creatures. Wrath of the Righteous is a new card game in the Pathfinder adventure line. «The Patriot Ledger, May 15»
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Former PR Pro Calls Current PR Pro 'Self-Righteous B*tch'
amy spitalnick A true classic in the “This Happens All the Time” files went down yesterday…and it happened to be an interaction between two communications ... «PRNewser, Mar 15»
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Library of Congress welcomes recordings by the Doors, Righteous
With nods to the Doors, Sly & the Family Stone, the Righteous Brothers and Steve Martin, the latest selections to the Library of Congress' National Recording ... «Los Angeles Times, Mar 15»
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'I'm a self-righteous cow' Find out why Vicky Pattison has bagged …
Speaking ahead of filming, Vicky exclaimed: "I'm a self-righteous cow who always thinks she knows best anyway, so this is right up my alley." "People of Great ... «Daily Star, Mar 15»
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Grammys 2015: Jessie J and Tom Jones Go Classic With The …
Tom Jones and Jessie J linked up on The Righteous Brothers classic "You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling" at the Grammys. Jones played it straight, using his big, ... «Music Times, Feb 15»
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Polish Jews Protest Monument to Righteous Gentiles in Warsaw …
Plans to erect a monument to Righteous Gentiles next to the newly dedicated Polin Museum of the History of Polish Jews is evoking a growing anger in Poland ... «Jewish Daily Forward, Jan 15»
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Israel recognizes 14 Dutch Righteous Among the Nations
The Hall of Names at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem, which awards the Righteous Among the Nations medal to gentiles who saved Jews ... «Haaretz, Nov 14»
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Islamic State crisis: The 13-year-old on 'righteous path'
... us to work and fight for the next life - for paradise. Before, I went to the park or the seaside. "But then I realised I was wrong - and I've taken the righteous path." ... «BBC News, Nov 14»

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