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For even these are no less bestowed on him of pure grace, than are righteousness and salvation themselves.
Johann Arndt

Meaning of "righteousness" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

righteousness  [ˈraɪtʃəsnɪs] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Righteousness is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES RIGHTEOUSNESS 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 righteousness in the English dictionary

The definition of righteousness in the dictionary is the quality of being virtuous. Other definition of righteousness is the quality of being self-righteous.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RIGHTEOUSNESS


cautiousness
ˈkɔːʃəsnɪs
conscientiousness
ˌkɒnʃɪˈɛnʃəsnɪs
contentiousness
kənˈtenʃəsnɪs
facetiousness
fəˈsiːʃəsnɪs
ferociousness
fəˈrəʊʃəsnɪs
graciousness
ˈɡreɪʃəsnɪs
infectiousness
ɪnˈfɛkʃəsnɪs
judiciousness
dʒuːˈdɪʃəsnɪs
licentiousness
laɪˈsɛnʃəsnɪs
pretentiousness
prɪˈtɛnʃəsnɪs
rumbustiousness
rʌmˈbʌstʃəsnɪs
sagaciousness
səˈɡeɪʃəsnɪs
self-righteousness
ˌselfˈraɪtʃəsnɪs
spaciousness
ˈspeɪʃəsnɪs
suspiciousness
səsˈpɪʃəsnɪs
tenaciousness
tɪˈneɪʃəsnɪs
tendentiousness
tɛnˈdɛnʃəsnɪs
unconsciousness
ʌnˈkɒnʃəsnɪs
unrighteousness
ʌnˈraɪtʃəsnɪs
viciousness
ˈvɪʃəsnɪs

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RIGHTEOUSNESS

right-on
right-thinking
right-to-lifer
right-wing
right-winger
right, left, and centre
rightable
righten
righteous
righteously
righter
rightful
rightfully
rightfulness
rightish
rightism
rightist
rightless
rightly
rightmost

WORDS THAT END LIKE RIGHTEOUSNESS

biliousness
business
callousness
carelessness
consciousness
deliciousness
deviousness
flawlessness
heedlessness
helplessness
hilariousness
homelessness
hopelessness
lawlessness
nervousness
obviousness
preciousness
restlessness
ridiculousness
seriousness
statelessness

Synonyms and antonyms of righteousness in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «RIGHTEOUSNESS»

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

Translation of «righteousness» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RIGHTEOUSNESS

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

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

justicia
570 millions of speakers

English

righteousness
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

धर्म
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

البر
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

правда
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

justiça
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ন্যায়পরায়ণতা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

droiture
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Kebenaran
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Gerechtigkeit
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

正しさ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

정의
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kabeneran
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

công bình
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

நீதியின்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

धार्मिकता
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

doğruluk
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giustizia
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

sprawiedliwość
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

правда
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

dreptate
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

δικαιοσύνη
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

geregtigheid
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

färdigheten
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

rettferdighet
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of righteousness

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RIGHTEOUSNESS»

The term «righteousness» is quite widely used and occupies the 31.347 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RIGHTEOUSNESS» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about righteousness

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10 QUOTES WITH «RIGHTEOUSNESS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word righteousness.
1
Johann Arndt
Consider then, O man! whether there can be anything more wretched and poor, more naked and miserable, than man when he dies, if he be not clothed with Christ's righteousness, and enriched in his God.
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Johann Arndt
For even these are no less bestowed on him of pure grace, than are righteousness and salvation themselves.
3
Robert Barclay
Since we have placed justification in the revelation of Jesus Christ formed and brought forth in the heart, there working his works of righteousness and bringing forth the fruits of the Spirit.
4
David A. Bednar
A home with a loving and loyal husband and wife is the supreme setting in which children can be reared in love and righteousness and in which the spiritual and physical needs of children can be met.
5
Charles Bent
If every call to Christ and His righteousness is a call to suffering, the converse is equally - every call to suffering is a call to Christ, a promotion, an invitation to come up higher.
6
Corbin Bernsen
If you're truthful with yourself and others, forgiveness clears the path to righteousness, to grace. All we want is grace. We all want that light in our lives. And we can only get that when we go deep into truth.
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Jakob Bohme
If men would as fervently seek after love and righteousness as they do after opinions, there would be no strife on earth, and we should be as children of one father, and should need no law or ordinance. For God is not served by any law, but only by obedience.
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Jakob Bohme
He that serves God is resigned up into him, and in all things has respect to truth and righteousness, and will promote that.
9
H. Rap Brown
I seek truth over a lie; I seek justice over injustice; I seek righteousness over the rewards of evildoers, and I love Allah more than I love the state.
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Donald Cargill
But seek till ye find, and, whatever ye find for the present, let your last act be to lay and leave yourselves on the righteousness of His Son, expecting life through His name, according to the promise of the Father.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RIGHTEOUSNESS»

Discover the use of righteousness in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to righteousness and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto
Peace, Power, Righteousness: An Indigenous Manifesto.
Gerald R. Alfred, 2009
2
Righteousness in Matthew and His World of Thought
Reassesses the concept of righteousness in Matthew in light of the Dead Sea Scrolls and the Tannaitic literature.
Benno Przybylski, 2004
3
Righteousness in the Book of Proverbs
This study brings insights from character ethics in addition to the much discussed biblical scholarship on social justice in order to elucidate the concept of righteousness present in the book of Proverbs.
Sun Myung Lyu, 2012
4
Righteousness
This book was written and directs its content to Christian believers in Jesus Christ. Its purpose is to edify and exhort Christians everywhere the Lord would use it.
Tim And Jeri Garrison, 2009
5
Principles of Righteousness: Finney's Lessons on Romans
Finney's Sermons on Romans with a group or personal Study Guide by L.G. Parkhurst, Jr and Commentary by Henry Cowles. The first of three volumes in the new Finney's Principles series on Romans.
Charles G. Finney, Louis Gifford Parkhurst, 2006
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The Aroma of Righteousness: Scent and Seduction in Rabbinic ...
"Studies aroma in Jewish life and literature in Palestine in the late Roman and early Byzantine periods. Uses the history and material culture of perfume and incense as a lens to view daily activities"--Provided by publisher.
Deborah A. Green, 2011
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Rediscovering Righteousness in Romans: Personified ...
This book is a sustained investigation of the interpretation of righteousness ( ) in Romans as it undergoes personification within a metaphoric and narratorial setting.
David J. Southall, 2008
8
Bandlet of Righteousness: An Ethiopian Book of the Dead
Contents: Ethiopian magical names of god and their creative powers; description of the manuscript and its contents; title Lefafa Sedek; Lefafa Sedek and the Book of the Dead; contents of the Book of Lefafa Sedek described; translation of ...
E. A. Wallis Budge, 2010
9
The Meaning of Righteousness in Paul: A Linguistic and ...
A study of a group of terms which have a central importance in the New Testament.
J. A. Ziesler, 2004
10
The Politics of Righteousness: Idaho Christian Patriotism
. . . Aho has masterfully examined the religious and political movement that in general calls itself Christian Patriotism.” - Los Angeles Daily News
James Alfred Aho, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RIGHTEOUSNESS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term righteousness is used in the context of the following news items.
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Barclays on the path to righteousness
Ejection of St Antony puts Barclays on the path to righteousness. Kate Burgess. Share. Print; Clip; Gift Article. Comments. Now that McFarlane is in the seat of ... «Financial Times, Jul 15»
2
Tim Hunt the victim of self-righteous feeding frenzy, says Richard …
Professor Richard Dawkins has claimed Sir Tim Hunt was the victim of “a feeding frenzy of mob-rule self-righteousness” when he quit his job in the wake of ... «The Guardian, Jun 15»
3
David Brooks: We Need to Start Talking about Sin and …
He pairs sketches of historical figures like Augustine and Dwight Eisenhower with analysis of our culture's retreat from biblical notions of sin and righteousness. «ChristianityToday.com, May 15»
4
A Preacher of Righteousness
The Bible calls Noah "a preacher of righteousness" (see 2 Peter 2:5), yet he lived for 120 years without ever seeing a single convert. He stands as an example of ... «Christian Post, May 15»
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The Ultimate Showdown of Righteousness Versus Evil Being Played …
"Those two powers are the Tree of Righteousness of Yahweh and the tree of evil like the Gods. Eve, Cain, and the nimrod system, by means of murder, violence, ... «PR Newswire, May 15»
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Has millennials' self-esteem become self-righteousness?
But as we see every day in social media, the blogosphere and the shout-o-sphere of cable news, ad hominem attacks and self-righteous posturing are the new ... «Los Angeles Times, Apr 15»
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Tommy Tiernan's humour seeks to prick 'huge industry in …
“I think it is important to be reckless, there is a huge industry in righteousness, especially in North America,” said Tiernan before back pedalling about us in ... «The Province, Apr 15»
8
There is hope of compromise if Israelis and Palestinians can lose …
And the smart thing is to accept that peace is the child of compromise and compromise is possible only when each side bites back its sense of righteousness. «The Independent, Apr 15»
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Dinner, With a Side of Self-Righteousness
Back when I was a vegan, there was a joke I heard a lot, and which nonetheless always made me laugh. "I'm a Level 5 Vegan," they'd say. "I don't eat anything ... «Bloomberg View, Mar 15»
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Luol Deng's path of righteousness
MIAMI -- On good days, the worst hurled at Luol Deng in grade school were the racist slurs a Sudanese refugee child was far too young to comprehend yet never ... «ESPN, Feb 15»

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