Meaning of “self-righteous” in the English Dictionary

"self-righteous" in British English

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self-righteousadjective

uk /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs/ us /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs/ disapproving
self-righteously
adverb uk /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.li/ us /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.li/
self-righteousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.nəs/ us /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.nəs/

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

"self-righteous" in American English

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self-righteousadjective

us /selfˈrɑɪ·tʃəs/

believing that you are better and more moral than other people, often expressed in an annoying or offensive way:

Spare us from your self-righteous nonsense.

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