• IPA: /ˈɹaɪtʃəs/


  1. Free from sin or guilt.
  2. Moral and virtuous, to the point of sanctimonious.
    Human beings should take a righteous path, and so should art. We should promote kindness and beauty through art.
  3. Justified morally.
    righteous indignation
  4. (slang, US) Awesome; great.
    • 1995, Norman L. Russell, ‎Doug Grad, Suicide Charlie: A Vietnam War Story (page 191)
      He sold me a bulging paper sack full of Cambodian Red for two dolla' MPC. A strange experience, copping from a kid, but it was righteous weed.
  • German: rechtschaffend
  • Portuguese: inocente
  • Russian: добродетельый
  • Spanish: inmaculado, inocente
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righteous (righteouses, present participle righteousing; past and past participle righteoused)

  1. To make righteous; specifically, to justify religiously, to absolve from sin.
    • 2009, Diarmaid MacCulloch, A History of Christianity, Penguin 2010, p. 101:
      Thus for the purposes of being ‘righteoused’, the Law was irrelevant; yet Paul could not bear to see all the Law disappear.

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