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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
righteous (adjective)
1.
acting in accord with or law free from guilt or sin - divine moral
2.
a) morally or justifiable - right a righteous decision
b) arising from an outraged sense of justice or - morality righteous indignation
3.
slang - genuine excellent moral
Merriam-Webster Online Thesaurus
righteous (adjective)
1.
conforming to a high standard of morality or virtue
SYNONIMS:
all right, decent, ethical, honest, honorable, just, moral, nice, right, righteous, right-minded, straight, true, upright, virtuous
RELATED WORDS:
correct, decorous, proper, seemly; high-minded, noble, principled; commendable, creditable, exemplary, legitimate; esteemed, law-abiding, menschy, reputable, respected, upstanding, worthy; blameless, clean, guiltless, immaculate, incorrupt ( incorrupted), incorruptible, innocent, inoffensive, irreproachable, unobjectionable; angelic ( angelical), lily-white, pure, scrupulous, spotless, uncorrupted, unerring; goody-goody, moralistic, pharisaical, rectitudinous, sanctimonious, self-righteous
NEAR ANTONYMS:
improper, incorrect, indecorous, naughty, unbecoming, unseemly; corrupt, debased, debauched, degenerate, depraved, dissolute, libertine, perverted, reprobate; unprincipled, unscrupulous; atrocious, infamous, villainous; base, low, mean, vicious, vile; blameworthy, objectionable, offensive; iniquitous, nefarious; errant, erring, fallen
bad, black, dishonest, dishonorable, evil, evil-minded, immoral, indecent, sinful, unethical, unrighteous, wicked, wrong
righteous (adjective)
2.
following the accepted rules of moral conduct
SYNONIMS:
decent, ethical, honest, just, noble, principled, respectable, righteous, stand-up, upright, upstanding
RELATED WORDS:
blameless, guiltless, irreproachable, unassailable, unimpeachable; chivalrous, classy, high-minded, menschy, right-minded; conscientious, fair, good, incorruptible, moral, reputable, respected, scrupulous, uncorrupted, virtuous; decorous, nice, polite, proper, seemly
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, blackguardly, corrupt, criminal, crooked, evil, immoral, iniquitous, knavish, mean, nefarious, rascally, reprehensible, roguish, rotten, scoundrelly, sinful; unfair, unscrupulous, vile, villainous, wicked, wretched; blamable, blameworthy, censurable, culpable; debased, debauched, decadent, degenerate, degraded, demoralized, depraved, disgraceful, disreputable, dissipated, dissolute, libertine, loose, perverse, perverted, profligate, reprobate, shameful, venal
base, dishonest, dishonorable, ignoble, low, unethical, unjust, unprincipled, unrighteous, unworthy
righteous (adjective)
slang
of the very best kind
SYNONIMS:
A-OK, A1, awesome, bang-up, banner, beautiful, blue-chip, blue-ribbon, boffo, bonny ( bonnie), boss, brag, brave, bully, bumper, capital, choice, classic, cool, corking, crackerjack, cracking, dandy, divine, dope, down, dynamite, fab, fabulous, famous, fantabulous, fantastic, fine, first-class, first-rate, first-string, five-star, four-star, frontline, gangbusters ( gangbuster), gilt-edged ( gilt-edge), gone, grand, great, groovy, heavenly, high-class, hot, hype, immense, jim-dandy, keen, lovely, marvelous ( marvellous), mean, neat, nifty, noble, number one ( No. 1), numero uno, out-of-sight, par excellence, peachy, peachy keen, phat, prime, primo, prize, prizewinning, quality, radical, righteous, sensational, slick, splendid, stellar, sterling, superb, superior, superlative, supernal, swell, terrific, tip-top, top, top-flight, top-notch, top-of-the-line, topping, top-shelf, unsurpassed, wizard, wonderful
RELATED WORDS:
acceptable, adequate, all right, decent, good, OK ( okay), passable, satisfactory, tolerable; better, exceptional, fancy, high-grade, high-test, premium, select, special, superfine; classical, standard, traditional
NEAR ANTONYMS:
bad, inferior, low-grade, substandard, unsatisfactory; mediocre, middling, second-class, second-rate
atrocious, awful, execrable, lousy, pathetic, poor, rotten, terrible, vile, wretched
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