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Language: Old English
Origin: rihtwis, from riht 'right' (noun) + wis 'wise'

righteous

adjective
     
right‧eous
1

righteous indignation/anger etc

strong feelings of anger when you think a situation is not morally right or fair:
He was full of righteous indignation about the attack.
2 formal morally good and fair:
a righteous God
righteously adverb
righteousness noun [uncountable]
self-righteous

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