righteous: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (rī'chus), [key]
— adj.
  1. characterized by uprightness or morality: a righteous observance of the law.
  2. morally right or justifiable: righteous indignation.
  3. acting in an upright, moral way; virtuous: a righteous and godly person.
  4. absolutely genuine or wonderful: some righteous playing by a jazz great.
  1. righteous persons collectively.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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