Definition of Righteous

1. Adjective. Characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice. "The...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"




2. Adjective. Morally justified. "Righteous indignation"
Similar to: Moral

Definition of Righteous

1. 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.

Definition of Righteous

1. Adjective. free from sin or guilt ¹

2. Adjective. moral and virtuous, suggesting sanctimonious ¹

3. Adjective. justified morally ¹

4. Adjective. (slang US) awesome ¹

5. Verb. To make righteous; specifically, to justify religiously, to absolve from sin. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Righteous

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Righteous

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righteo
righteous (current term)
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righteyed flounder
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Literary usage of Righteous

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Jin epistle to be read in all the assemblies of the righteous. ... For the Lord loveth the righteous, and the righteous are in peace, and all workers of ..."

2. The Works of George Fox by George Fox (1831)
"Jin epistle to be read in all the assemblies of the righteous. ... For the Lord loveth the righteous, and the righteous are in peace, and all workers of ..."

3. Christian Iconography: Or, The History of Christian Art in the Middle Ages by Adolphe Napoléon Didron, Margaret McNair Stokes (1886)
"The righteous Eber (from whom the Jews draw their name ... The righteous Terah, son of Nahor: an old man, beard pointed. The patriarch Abraham, son of Terah ..."

4. The Holy Bible by Canadian Bible Society (1851)
"15 The eyes of the LORD are upon the righteous, and hie ears are open unto ... 19 Many are. the afflictions of the righteous : but the LORD delivereth lum ..."

5. A Spiritual Treasury for the Children of God: Consisting of a Meditation for by William Mason (1803)
"For he is engaged in a righteous cause, animated by righteous hope's, made righteous by a righteous Lord; from whom he derives all his strength and courage. ..."

6. Outlines of Systematic Theology: Designed for the Use of Theological Students by Augustus Hopkins Strong (1908)
"The Scriptures affirm the conscious existence of both the righteous and the wicked, after death, and prior to the resurrection. In the intermediate state ..."

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