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.
And secondly I must take umbrage with his remarks regarding the regular readers of the Birmingham Mail "being, whining, self-righteous and moralist".
Although I respect 'yung kanyang opinyon, 'yang ganyang sarado ang pag-iisip, nagiging self-righteous pero nandoon naman siya sa slate ng magnanakaw, Trillanes told reporters in a Senate forum.
But the Pharisees and scribes cannot rejoice with Jesus because of their self-righteous and exclusivist attitude.
This could be when your pride must win, You jump on your high horse in a self-righteous way, And think there is nothing more to say.
He also stuck the knife into Angela Merkel, predicting she will " awake from her self-righteous slumber".
It was hard to be self-righteous about one's religious beliefs and moral convictions when you had repeatedly violated the law to patronize your bootlegger--which my father did after picking me up from Sunday school.
When the Prime Minister and his closest colleagues stoop so low, when they show such egregious disrepect for our highest institutions, when they disobey the very rules that they themselves put in place with high-sounding rhetoric and self-righteous declamations just five years ago, then is it any wonder that a young Senate page might be moved to protest?