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Meaning of “self-righteous” in the English Dictionary

"self-righteous" in British English

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self-righteousadjective

uk   us   /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs/ disapproving
believing that ​yourideas and ​behaviour are ​morallybetter than those of other ​people: He's so self-righteous - like he's never done anything ​wrong in his ​life.
self-righteously
adverb uk   us   /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.li/
self-righteousness
noun [U] uk   us   /ˌselfˈraɪ.tʃəs.nəs/
(Definition of self-righteous from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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)
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