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English definition of “righteous”

righteous

adjective     /ˈraɪ.tʃəs/ formal
morally correct: He was regarded as a righteous and holy man. an outburst of righteous anger → See also self-righteousVirtue and moral good righteously     /-li/ adverb righteousness     /-nəs/ noun [U]
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