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self-righteous

[self-rahy-chuh s, self-] /ˌsɛlfˈraɪ tʃəs, ˈsɛlf-/
adjective
1.
confident of one's own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others.
Origin
1670-1680
1670-80
Related forms
self-righteously, adverb
self-righteousness, noun
unself-righteous, adjective
unself-righteously, adverb
unself-righteousness, noun
Synonyms
sanctimonious, pharisaical.
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British Dictionary definitions for selfrighteous

self-righteous

adjective
1.
having or showing an exaggerated awareness of one's own virtuousness or rights
Derived Forms
self-righteously, adverb
self-righteousness, noun
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Word Origin and History for selfrighteous

self-righteous

adj.

1680s, from self- + righteous. Related: Self-righteously; self-righteousness.

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