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Synonyms for righteousness

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. righteousness(noun)

    adhering to moral principles



  1. righteousness(noun)

    honesty, equity, holiness, rectitude, justice, godliness, rightfulness, faithfulness, uprightness, integrity

  2. righteousness(noun)

    The quality or state of being righteous; holiness; purity; uprightness; rectitude. Righteousness, as used in Scripture and theology, in which it chiefly occurs, is nearly equivalent to holiness, comprehending holy principles and affections of heart, and conformity of life to the divine law.

    rectitude, uprightness, holiness, godliness, rightfulness, integrity, honesty, faithfulness, equity, justice

  3. righteousness(noun)

    A righteous act, or righteous quality.

    All our righteousnesses are as filthy rags. Isa. lxiv. 6.

    justice, holiness, uprightness, honesty, rectitude, equity, integrity, rightfulness, godliness, faithfulness

  4. righteousness(noun)

    The act or conduct of one who is righteous.

    Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that doeth rightness at all times. Ps. cvi. 3.

    integrity, faithfulness, rightfulness, uprightness, holiness, godliness, honesty, justice, rectitude, equity

  5. righteousness(noun)

    The state of being right with God; justification; the work of Christ, which is the ground justification.

    rightfulness, integrity, honesty, uprightness, godliness, justice, faithfulness, rectitude, holiness, equity

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. righteousness

    Etymologically, duty is that which is owed or due; obligation, that to or by which one is bound; right, that which is correct, straight, or in the direct line of truth and goodness; responsibility, that for which one must answer. Duty and responsibility are thought of as to some person or persons; right is impersonal. One's duty may be to others or to himself; his obligations and responsibilities are to others. Duty arises from the nature of things; obligation and responsibility may be created by circumstances, as by one's own promise, or by the acceptance of a trust, etc. We speak of a parent's duty, a debtor's obligation; or of a child's duty of obedience, and a parent's responsibility for the child's welfare. Right is that which accords with the moral system of the universe. Righteousness is right incarnated in action. In a more limited sense, right may be used of what one may rightly claim, and so be the converse of duty. It is the creditor's right to demand payment, and the debtor's duty to pay. Compare BUSINESS.

    accountability, business, duty, function, obligation, office, responsibility, right

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. righteousness(n.)

    piety, godliness, holiness, sanctity, purity, virtue, goodness, integrity, honesty, justice

  2. righteousness(n.)

    rectitude of conduct, practice of right, doing right, going straight, acting from principle

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. righteousness(n)

    godliness, holiness, sanctity


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  1. List of paraphrases:

    rectitude, justice, uprightness, virtue

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  1. Chief Ernest Finley:

    I think it's important to get the truth, and (it's important to know) the truth, and really dealing with the truth, and dealing with the community to let the community know that we stand for righteousness and correctness in all that we do.

  2. RJ Intindola – (Gandolfo):

    One’s virtue cannot always be trusted; for some, use their righteousness for self-righteous purposes.

  3. Terry Crews:

    I am saying if both Black and Whites dont continue to work together -- bad attitudes and resentments can create a dangerous self-righteousness. Thats all.

  4. Confucius, The Confucian Analects:

    The man who in view of gain thinks of righteousness; who in the view of danger is prepared to give up his life; and who does not forget an old agreement however far back it extends - such a man may be reckoned a complete man.

  5. Bhartrihari:

    What is the most profitable? Fellowship with the good. What is the worst thing in the world? The society of evil men. What is the greatest loss? Failure in one?s duty. Where is the greatest peace? In truth and righteousness. Who is the hero? The man who subdues his senses. Who is the best beloved? The faithful wife. What is wealth? Knowledge. What is the most perfect happiness? Staying at home.

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