self-righteousness


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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.
Translations

self-righteousness

[ˌselfˈraɪtʃəsnɪs] Nsanturronería f, farisaísmo m

self-righteousness

[ˌsɛlfˈraɪtʃəsnɪs] npresunzione f
References in classic literature ?
Not that charity only which causes us to help the needy and comfort the suffering, but that feeling of universal philanthropy which, by teaching us to love, causes us to judge with lenity all men; striking at the root of self-righteousness, and warning us to be sparing of our condemnation of others, while our own salvation is not yet secure.
Their manner and attitudes were the last expression of complacent self-righteousness.
Those of us who feel "close" to God because we perceive ourselves to be "good" (in contrast to evildoers or criminals) can fall into the same trap of self-righteousness, just like the Pharisee, and we begin to judge others -- something only God has the right to do.
We can only hope and pray that our leaders will liberate themselves from the notion of self-righteousness and stop this ugly game of allegations and blame.
The Lasse Hallstrom film "Chocolat" is the basis of an examination of personal piety, legalism, self-righteousness, grace, redemption and other topics appropriate for the season of introspection and repentance.
The self-righteousness of these protesters should not be tolerated as they would put women's rights back into the dark ages.
Lee also vowed not to let the court be blinded by its own self-righteousness.
In the last year the Government has done nothing, I mean, seriously, done nothing apart from try and argue amongst themselves, position amongst themselves, as to what the right approach will be" Shadow foreign secretary Emily Thornberry "My view is that there will never be totally equal pay for women until men have babies" Former BBC radio presenter Sue MacGregor "He is smug now that he has got a little bit of power, and his attitude is one of self-righteousness - and even when he is being interviewed, he is egocentric and charmless" Actor Steven Berkoff on Jeremy Corbyn, also denouncing him as a "dodgy character" "I am all for the creams and the lasers and longevity.
More puzzling is why evangelicals seem willing to check their faith at the door to follow a man who oozes the very self-righteousness that the founder of their faith, Jesus, condemned in deference to humility, grace and truth.
Everyone is on a journey to self-righteousness and to come as close to God as you can," he said.
The consistent behavior of defensiveness and self-righteousness in the face of any criticism since the time of Constantine has served the Church ill in major times of crisis, he argues, notably the 11th-century divisive conflict between East and West and the Reformation crisis of the 16th century.
Poe misbehaves with abandon, all with a sense of self-righteousness.