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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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The quality of being morally correct or honest; rectitude.

Usage examples (35)
  • Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last.
  • And then there's "All our righteousness is as dirty rags ..."
  • Put another way, how exactly do you propose that we should move beyond what you call righteousness?
  • In Isa 59: 17, "righteousness" is His breastplate. for more
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