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Synonyms for righteous
ˈraɪ tʃəsright·eous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. righteous

    Innocent, in the full sense, signifies not tainted with sin; not having done wrong or violated legal or moral precept or duty; as, an innocent babe. Innocent is a negative word, expressing less than righteous, upright, or virtuous, which imply knowledge of good and evil, with free choice of the good. A little child or a lamb is innocent; a tried and faithful man is righteous, upright, virtuous. Immaculate, pure, and sinless may be used either of one who has never known the possibility of evil or of one who has perfectly and triumphantly resisted it. Innocent is used of inanimate substances in the sense of harmless; as, an innocent remedy, that is, one not dangerous, even if not helpful. Innocent, in a specific case, signifies free from the guilt of a particular act, even tho the total character may be very evil; as, the thief was found to be innocent of the murder. See CANDID; PURE.

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    blameless, clean, clear, faultless, guileless, guiltless, harmless, immaculate, innocent, innocuous, innoxious, inoffensive, pure, right, sinless, spotless, stainless, upright, virtuous

Princeton's WordNet

  1. righteousadjective

    characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice

    "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16

    sinful, unholy, unrighteous, immoral, wicked

  2. righteousadjective

    morally justified

    "righteous indignation"

    immoral, sinful, unholy, unrighteous, wicked

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. righteousadjective

    pious, holy, virtuous, godly, saintly, religious, honest, good, uncorrupt, upright, just, devout

  2. righteousadjective

    equitable, fair, right

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. righteousadjective

    pious, religious, devout, godly, saintly, equitable, just, right

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "righteous":

    virtuous, justice-loving, just, fair, poetic

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  1. Donald Trump:

    In the midst of such profound anguish, one memory fills us with hope, when evil showed its hideous face, Americans of all walks of life rose up -- and they did, they rose up -- they defied fear, they stared down death to protect the innocent. And stand tall they did just for righteous and for good.

  2. Nina Turner:

    He has a righteous indignation, the same fire in the belly that I have, when he came to Cleveland State University he said to a majority white crowd that as the next President he would work to eradicate institutional racism. He has a boldness that the party needs.

  3. William Jennings Bryan:

    The humblest citizen of all the land when clad in the armor of a righteous cause, is stronger than all the hosts of Error.

  4. Donald Trump:

    Today, the nations of Britain, France, and the United States of America have marshaled their righteous power against barbarism and brutality.

  5. Johnny Cash:

    Whoever is unjust let him be unjust still Whoever is righteous let him be righteous still Whoever is filthy let him be filthy still Listen to the words long written down When the Man comes around

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Translations for righteous

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  • الصالحينArabic
  • nevinný, spravedlivý, ctnostný, počestnýCzech
  • rechtschaffen, gerechtGerman
  • beato, correcto, justo, inocente, inmaculado, santo, bienhechorSpanish
  • درستکارPersian
  • vanhurskas, synnitön, oikeamielinenFinnish
  • vertueuxFrench
  • न्याय परायणHindi
  • արդարArmenian
  • giustoItalian
  • iustusLatin
  • rettferdigNorwegian
  • sprawiedliwyPolish
  • dreptRomanian
  • добродетельый, пра́ведный, опра́вданный, благочести́вый, справедли́вый, праведныйRussian
  • rättfärdig, rättskaffensSwedish
  • راستبازUrdu
  • 正义Chinese

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