Meaning of “righteous” in the English Dictionary

"righteous" in British English

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righteousadjective

uk /ˈraɪ.tʃəs/ us /ˈraɪ.tʃəs/ formal
righteously
adverb uk /ˈraɪ.tʃəs.li/ us /ˈraɪ.tʃəs.li/
righteousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈraɪ.tʃəs.nəs/ us /ˈraɪ.tʃəs.nəs/

righteousnoun [ plural ]

uk /ˈraɪ.tʃəs/ us /ˈraɪ.tʃəs/ formal

(Definition of “righteous” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"righteous" in American English

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righteousadjective

us /ˈrɑɪ·tʃəs/

behaving in a morally correct way, or considered morally correct:

a righteous man

(Definition of “righteous” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)