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English definition of “self-righteous”

self-righteous

adjective uk   /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs/ disapproving us  
believing that your ideas and behaviour are morally better than those of other people: He's so self-righteous - you'd think he'd never done anything wrong in his life.Feeling morally superior
self-righteously
adverb uk   /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.li/ us  
self-righteousness
noun [U] uk   /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.nəs/ us  
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