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right·eous

 (rī′chəs)
adj.
1. Morally upright; without guilt or sin: a righteous parishioner.
2. In accordance with virtue or morality: a righteous judgment. See Synonyms at moral.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
Righteous people considered as a group.

[Middle English ryghtuous, alteration of rihtwise, from Old English rihtwīs : riht, right; see right + -wīse, -wise.]

right′eous·ly adv.
right′eous·ness n.

righteous

(ˈraɪtʃəs)
adj
1.
a. characterized by, proceeding from, or in accordance with accepted standards of morality, justice, or uprightness; virtuous: a righteous man.
b. (as collective noun; preceded by the): the righteous.
2. morally justifiable or right, esp from one's own point of view: righteous indignation.
[Old English rīhtwīs, from right + wise2]
ˈrighteously adv
ˈrighteousness n

right•eous

(ˈraɪ tʃəs)

adj.
1. characterized by uprightness or morality.
2. morally right or justifiable: righteous indignation.
3. acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous: a righteous person.
4. Slang. genuinely good.
[before 900; earlier rightwos (remodeled with -ous), Middle English; Old English rihtwīs. See right, wise2]
right′eous•ly, adv.
right′eous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.righteous - characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16
good - morally admirable
clean-handed, guiltless, innocent - free from evil or guilt; "an innocent child"; "the principle that one is innocent until proved guilty"
just - used especially of what is legally or ethically right or proper or fitting; "a just and lasting peace"- A.Lincoln; "a kind and just man"; "a just reward"; "his just inheritance"
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"
virtuous - morally excellent
worthy - having worth or merit or value; being honorable or admirable; "a worthy fellow"; "a worthy cause"
unrighteous - not righteous; "an unrighteous man"; "an unrighteous law"
2.righteous - morally justified; "righteous indignation"
moral - concerned with principles of right and wrong or conforming to standards of behavior and character based on those principles; "moral sense"; "a moral scrutiny"; "a moral lesson"; "a moral quandary"; "moral convictions"; "a moral life"

righteous

righteous

adjective
1. Having or marked by uprightness in principle and action:
2. In accordance with principles of right or good conduct:
Translations
تَقي، بارصالِح، خَيِّر، أخْلاقيمُبَرَّر
oprávněnýpočestnýpoctivý
retfærdigretskaffen
réttlátur, réttsÿnnréttlátur; dyggîugurréttmætur
počestný
ahlâkîdoğrudürüsthaklıiyi ahlâklı

righteous

[ˈraɪtʃəs]
A. ADJ
1. (= virtuous) [person, conduct] → honrado, recto
2. (= self-righteous) [tone, manner] → de superioridad moral
her righteous manner irritated himsu aire de superioridad moral lo irritaba
3. (= justified) [indignation, anger] → justificado, justo
B. N the righteous (Bible) → los justos

righteous

[ˈraɪtʃəs] adj
(= morally good) → droit(e), vertueux/euse
(= self-righteous) → moralisateur/trice
[anger, indignation] → justifié(e)

righteous

adj
rechtschaffen; (pej)selbstgerecht (pej)
indignation, angergerecht
n the righteous (Bibl) → die Gerechten pl

righteous

[ˈraɪtʃəs] adj (person) → virtuoso/a, retto/a; (indignation, anger, moralistic) → un po' troppo virtuoso/a; (justified) → giustificato/a

right

(rait) adjective
1. on or related to the side of the body which in most people has the more skilful hand, or to the side of a person or thing which is toward the east when that person or thing is facing north (opposite to left). When I'm writing, I hold my pen in my right hand.
2. correct. Put that book back in the right place; Is that the right answer to the question?
3. morally correct; good. It's not right to let thieves keep what they have stolen.
4. suitable; appropriate. He's not the right man for this job; When would be the right time to ask him?
noun
1. something a person is, or ought to be, allowed to have, do etc. Everyone has the right to a fair trial; You must fight for your rights; You have no right to say that.
2. that which is correct or good. Who's in the right in this argument?
3. the right side, part or direction. Turn to the right; Take the second road on the right.
4. in politics, the people, group, party or parties holding the more traditional beliefs etc.
adverb
1. exactly. He was standing right here.
2. immediately. I'll go right after lunch; I'll come right down.
3. close. He was standing right beside me.
4. completely; all the way. The bullet went right through his arm.
5. to the right. Turn right.
6. correctly. Have I done that right?; I don't think this sum is going to turn out right.
verb
1. to bring back to the correct, usually upright, position. The boat tipped over, but righted itself again.
2. to put an end to and make up for something wrong that has been done. He's like a medieval knight, going about the country looking for wrongs to right.
interjection
I understand; I'll do what you say etc. `I want you to type some letters for me.' `Right, I'll do them now.'
righteous (ˈraitʃəs) adjective
1. (of anger etc) justifiable. righteous indignation.
2. living a good moral life. a righteous man.
3. good; morally right. a righteous action.
ˈrighteously adverb
ˈrighteousness noun
ˈrightful adjective
proper; correct; that ought to be or has a right to be something. He is the rightful king of this country.
ˈrightfully adverb
It rightfully belongs to me, although she has it at the moment.
ˈrightly adverb
1. justly, justifiably; it is right, good or just that (something is the case). He was punished for his stupidity and rightly: Rightly or wrongly she refused to speak to him.
2. correctly; accurately. They rightly assumed that he would refuse to help.
ˈrightness noun
the state of being good or morally correct. They believe in the rightness of their cause.
righto, right-oh (raitˈou) interjection
right. Right-oh! I'll come now.
rights noun plural
the legal right given in return for a sum of money to produce eg a film from a book. He has sold the film rights of his new book to an American company.
right angle
an angle of ninety degrees, like any of the four angles in a square.
ˈright-angled adjective
having a right angle. a right-angled triangle.
ˈright-hand adjective
1. at the right; to the right of something else. the top right-hand drawer of my desk.
2. towards the right. a right-hand bend in the road.
ˌright-ˈhanded adjective
(of people) using the right hand more easily than the left, eg for writing. The majority of people are right-handed.
right wing
the members of a political party who hold more traditional opinions. He's on the right wing of the Labour Party.
adjective
(ˌright-ˈwing) (having opinions which are) of this sort.
ˌright-ˈwinger noun
by right(s)
rightfully. By rights, I ought to be in charge of this department.
get/keep on the right side of
to make (someone) feel, or continue to feel, friendly or kind towards oneself. If you want a pay rise, you'd better get on the right side of the boss.
get right
to understand, do, say etc (something) correctly. Did I get the answer right?
go right
to happen as expected, wanted or intended; to be successful or without problems. Nothing ever goes right for him.
not in one's right mind, not (quite) right in the head
(slightly) mad. He can't be in his right mind – making incredible suggestions like that!
put right
1. to repair; to remove faults etc in (something). There is something wrong with this kettle – can you put it right?
2. to put an end to or change (something that is wrong). You've made a mistake in that sum – you'd better put it right.
3. to put (a watch, clock etc) to the correct time.
4. to correct (someone who has made a mistake). I thought the meeting was at 2.30, but he put me right.
5. to make healthy again. That medicine will soon put you right.
put/set to rights
to put back into the correct order, state etc. The room was in a dreadful mess, and it took us the whole day to set it to rights.
right away
immediately; at once.
right-hand man
a person's most trusted and useful assistant.
right now
immediately.
right of way
1. the right of the public to use a path that goes across private property.
2. (ˌright-of-ˈway – plural ˈrights-of-ˈway) a road or path over private land, along which the public have a right to walk.
3. the right of one car etc to move first eg when crossing a cross-roads, or going round a roundabout. It was your fault that our cars crashed – I had right of way.
serve right
to be the punishment deserved by. If you fall and hurt yourself, it'll serve you right for climbing up there when I told you not to.
References in classic literature ?
A blessing on the righteous colony of the Massachusetts, where iniquity is dragged out into the sunshine
Thou saw'st the murdered mate when tossed by pirates from the midnight deck; for hours he fell into the deeper midnight of the insatiate maw; and his murderers still sailed on unharmed --while swift lightnings shivered the neighboring ship that would have borne a righteous husband to outstretched, longing arms.
73, "The End of the Wicked contrasted with that of the Righteous.
A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it than by the woods and swamps that surround it.
I had systematized those, and put the service on an effective and righteous basis.
If there was anything she did not wish to grow into, it was an idiot of any sort, particularly a driveling one; and she resolved to punish herself every time she incurred what she considered to be the righteous displeasure of her virtuous relative.
He who can peruse it without a tearful eye, a heaving breast, an afflicted spirit,-- without being filled with an unutterable abhorrence of slavery and all its abettors, and animated with a determination to seek the immediate overthrow of that execrable system,--without trembling for the fate of this country in the hands of a righteous God, who is ever on the side of the oppressed, and whose arm is not shortened that it cannot save,--must have a flinty heart, and be qualified to act the part of a trafficker "in slaves and the souls of men.
Rochester, if ever I did a good deed in my life--if ever I thought a good thought--if ever I prayed a sincere and blameless prayer--if ever I wished a righteous wish,--I am rewarded now.
Tell her her infamous imposture is discovered; tell her you have made a new will, which leaves her penniless at your death; tell her, in your righteous indignation, that she enters your doors no more.
It was a sort of vault on the ground floor at the back, with a despotic monster of a four-post bedstead in it, straddling over the whole place, putting one of his arbitrary legs into the fire-place and another into the doorway, and squeezing the wretched little washing-stand in quite a Divinely Righteous manner.
For those the Race of ISRAEL oft forsook Their living strength, and unfrequented left His righteous Altar, bowing lowly down To bestial Gods; for which their heads as low Bow'd down in Battel, sunk before the Spear Of despicable foes.
Now, after making the usual unjust allowance for interest on thirty pounds for twelve years or so that had elapsed, the sale of the picture would have brought me in a profit of over seven hundred and fifty pounds, an unearned increment to which I had no righteous claim.