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ˈraɪ tʃəsright·eous

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 2 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes4.0 / 1 vote

  1. righteousadjective

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

  2. righteousadjective

    equitable, fair, right

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words5.0 / 2 votes

  1. righteousadjective

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

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "righteous":

    virtuous, justice-loving, just, fair, poetic

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  1. Nicolas Chow:

    The four characters on the base say 'jingtian qinmin', which means 'revere heaven and serve thy people,' it really crystallizes the political theory in China whereby heaven bestows its power upon a ruler who is righteous and benevolent.

  2. Author Unknown:

    No punishment of the unrighteous has ever been too severe in the eyes of the righteous.

  3. John Foster Dulles:

    The world will never have lasting peace so long as men reserve for war the finest human qualities. Peace, no less than war, requires idealism and self-sacrifice and a righteous and dynamic faith.

  4. Sejal Singh:

    Senator Warren inspired a generation of young people to fight for our values, and last night Senator Warren told people to keep picking righteous fights — and I know we will.

  5. Chris Eubank:

    I haven't cried since I was 12 years old... yesterday I cried the whole day. I'm sorry I wasn't there to watch your back like a big brother's supposed to. Can't believe you're really gone man but you'll always be in my heart, mind spirit, my brother Sebastian Eubank was a special man... a righteous man... who always put others before himself. A man of many talents, boxing, MMA, poetry, music, coaching, cooking the list goes on but the most important thing to him was helping others less fortunate than himself.

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