self-righteous


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self-right·eous

(sĕlf′rī′chəs)
adj.
1. Smugly or unduly sure of one's own righteousness.
2. Exhibiting smug or unwarranted confidence in one's own righteousness: self-righteous remarks.

self′-right′eous·ly adv.
self′-right′eous·ness n.

self-righteous

adj
having or showing an exaggerated awareness of one's own virtuousness or rights
ˌself-ˈrighteously adv
ˌself-ˈrighteousness n

self`-right′eous



adj.
confident of one's own righteousness, esp. when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others.
[1670–80]
self`-right′eously, adv.
self`-right′eousness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.self-righteous - excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

self-righteous

Translations

self-righteous

[ˌselfˈraɪtʃəs] ADJsanturrón, farisaico, creído (LAm)

self-righteous

[ˌsɛlfˈraɪtʃəs] adj (pej) → presuntuoso/a
References in classic literature ?
He was, and is yet most likely, the wearisomest self-righteous Pharisee that ever ransacked a Bible to rake the promises to himself and fling the curses to his neighbours.
They say that the long-nosed, lanky, dyspeptic-looking body-snatchers, with the indescribable hats on, and a long curl dangling down in front of each ear, are the old, familiar, self-righteous Pharisees we read of in the Scriptures.
As far as you are concerned, I have sacrificed my own feelings, and all the little earthly comfort that was left me, to no purpose; and every little thing I do for you is ascribed to self-righteous malice and refined revenge!'
Kindness was the test, kindness the aim and soul; and judged by such a standard, the discarded prodigal - now rapidly drowning his sorrows and his reason in successive drams - was a creature of a lovelier morality than his self-righteous father.
The bravery of Lauren Mayberry in calling out abuse of women -- when she and her band Chvrches criticised a musical collaborator for working with Chris Brown, who pled guilty to one count of felony assault after attacking his then girlfriend Rihanna in 2009 -- is not 'self-righteous' and should be applauded, writes Laura Waddell.
DOESN'T anybody note with a sense of irony, the self-righteous outrage expressed about "gypsies" leaving their detritus as they move on from illegal sites?
Juncker's idea of respect is typical of the self-righteous attitude of unelected EU leaders; the quicker we're out the better.
Juncker's idea of respect is typical of the self-righteous attitude's of the unelected EU leaders and is another reason the quicker we're out the better.
And secondly I must take umbrage with his remarks regarding the regular readers of the Birmingham Mail "being, whining, self-righteous and moralist".
One was self-righteous and the other was self-effacing.
I deeply wish to offend these self-righteous prigs who censor an ancient tradition.
I have never been more ashamed of Britain than I am now, we have become a bunch of arrogant self-righteous hypocrites and deserve the world's contempt.