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Princeton's WordNet

  1. righteousness(noun)

    adhering to moral principles

    Antonyms:
    unrighteousness

Wiktionary

  1. righteousness(noun)

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

    Synonyms:
    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.

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. righteousness(n.)

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

  2. righteousness(n.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. righteousness(n)

    Synonyms:
    godliness, holiness, sanctity

    Antonyms:
    unrighteousness

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "righteousness":

    rectitude, justice, uprightness, virtue

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How to use righteousness in a sentence?

  1. Charlotte Brontë:

    Conventionality is not morality. Self-righteousness is not religion. To attack the first is not to assail the last. To pluck the mask from the face of the Pharisee is not to lift an impious hand to the Crown of Thorns.

  2. New Testament:

    And the work of righteousness shall be peace and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.

  3. Sanskrit Proverb:

    In one short verse I here express The sum of tomes of sacred lore: Beneficence is righteousness, Oppression?s sin?s malignant core.

  4. EMEASOBA GEORGE:

    Every issue or matter has an option or rather you do have an option. Yes! you heard me right. You can choose either life or death, hard work or laziness, success or failure, riches or poverty, excellence or mediocrity, grace or disgrace, forgiveness or unforgivingness, righteousness or unrighteousness, covetousness or contentedness, morality or immorality, patience or impatience, fame or obscurity, peace or war, wisdom or foolishness, strength or weakness, knowledge or ignorance, understanding or misunderstanding, respect or disrespect, literacy or illiteracy, kindness or unkindness, unity or disunity, hopefulness or hopelessness, construction or destruction, salvation or damnation, encouragement or discouragement, greatness or commonness, fastness or dullness, hell or heaven, light or darkness, God or Satan, increase or decrease, appreciation or depreciation, gratitude or ingratitude, humility or pride, loyalty or disloyalty, gentleness or ungentleness, love or hatred, faithfulness or unfaithfulness, generosity or stinginess, fidelity or infidelity, honesty or dishonesty, courage or cowardice, happiness or unhappiness, compassion or cruelty, Godliness or ungodliness, justice or injustice. However, all of the above illustrations evidently shows that, you have the willpower to choose either the positive or the negative aspect of every issue or matter in life. As well, the world is in your oyster. That is to say, you are in a position to choose or enjoy a broad range of opportunities or options. But, I urge you as usual. Dare to choose the positive aspect of everything rather than the negative aspect of it. Even if/when you are in dilemma. ~Emeasoba George

  5. Confucius:

    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.

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