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Righteousness is defined as "the quality of being morally correct and justifiable." It can also be considered synonymous with "rightness". It is a concept that can be found in Dharmic traditions and Abrahamic traditions as a theological concept. For example, from various perspectives in Hinduism, Christianity, and Judaism it is considered an attribute that implies that a person's actions are justified, and can have the connotation that the person has been "judged" or "reckoned" as leading a life that is pleasing to God. It is also found in Tamil literature in the name of அறம்(aram).Tamil Custom known for its righteousness. In Tamil literature there is separate section called அற நூல்கள் righteous books for example thirukkural nalatiyar and many more books.tirukkural dedicated 1-38 chapters Book of aram for righteousness.A poem in purananuru written by kaniyanpoongundranar it showcases the practice of righteousness leads to worldpeace and harmony in society. William Tyndale (Bible translator into English in 1526) remodelled the word after an earlier word rihtwis, which would have yielded modern English *rightwise or *rightways. He used it to translate the Hebrew root צדקים (TzDYQ), tzedek, which appears over five hundred times in the Hebrew Bible, and the Greek word δίκαιος (dikaios), which appears more than two hundred times in the New Testament..

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Definitions of "righteous"

  • Morally upright; without guilt or sin: a righteous parishioner. adjective
  • In accordance with virtue or morality: a righteous judgment. adjective
  • Morally justifiable: righteous anger. See Synonyms at moral. adjective
  • Righteous people considered as a group. noun
  • free from sin or guilt adjective
  • moral and virtuous, suggesting sanctimonious adjective
  • justified morally adjective
  • awesome adjective
  • To make righteous; specifically, to justify religiously, to absolve from sin. verb
  • Doing, or according with, that which is right; yielding to all their due; just; equitable; especially, free from wrong, guilt, or sin; holy. adjective
  • Upright; incorrupt; virtuous; conforming in character and conduct to a right standard; free from guilt or sin; obedient to the moral or divine law.
  • In accordance with right; authorized by moral or divine law; just and good; right; worthy.
  • Proper; fitting: as, righteous indignation.
  • Synonyms Righteous, Rightful. Upright, Just; honest, equitable, fair; godly, holy, saintly. The first three of the italicized words go back directly to the first principles of right, while just, though expressing quite as much conformity to right, suggests more of the intricate questions arising out of the relations of men. Upright gets force from the idea of physical perpendicularity, a standing up straight by the standard of right; righteous carries up the idea of right to the standards, motives, and sanctions of religion; rightful applies not to conduct, but to claims by right: as, he is the rightful owner of the land; just suggests by derivation a written law, but presumes that the law is a right one, or that there is above if, and if necessary overruling it, a law of God. This last is the uniform Biblical usage. Just generally implies the exercise of some power or authority. See justice and honesty.
  • To make righteous; justify.
  • characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice adjective
  • morally justified adjective

The word "righteous" in example sentences

Although Adam was created in the image of his Maker in respect to being endowed with powers of {13} understanding and reasoning, and although he was made capable of learning and doing righteousness, he was not originally _made righteous_, forasmuch as he sinned: but those whom God makes righteous sin no more, because all the works of God are perfect.. [An Essay on the Scriptural Doctrine of Immortality]

The one may use the term righteous indignation; the other, the word anger.. [A Handbook of Ethical Theory]

Iran's Foreign Ministry also condemned Libya for suppressing what it called the "righteous demands" of Libyans engaging in a regional Islamic awakening.. ['Outraged' UN Chief Tells Libya's Gadhafi to Stop Violence]

He meant to leave town a sputtering, raging man, that minister, -- full of what he called righteous wrath.. [Green Valley]

She had been spouting and sputtering what she called her righteous indignation for some minutes, when after a brief pause and with the angry expression still on her face she exclaimed: "Well, I don't care, it's all peace within.". [Nerves and Common Sense]

The industry of the righteous is alone truly successful, while the earnings of the wicked tempt and lead to sin.. [Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

It is the mark of what we call a righteous decision, that it is made directly and for its own sake.. [Lay Morals]

The light of the righteous is as that of the sun, which may be eclipsed and clouded, but will continue; that of the wicked is as a lamp of their own kindling, which will presently go out and is easily put out.. [Commentary on the Whole Bible Volume III (Job to Song of Solomon)]

Even Barack Obama took a hard line against the Taliban, initially promising that under his presidency the U.S. would send more troops to Afghanistan in order to win what he called a righteous war.. [Thestar.com - Home Page]

But if you acknowledge that (1) Paul is misquoting Psalm 14:3 which actually says "there is none that doeth good, no, not one," and (2) that Paul is taking it out of its context where it is clearly limited to the "workers of iniquity" as opposed to "my people," and (3) that Jesus Himself says there is such a thing as righteous men who need no repentance in Luke 15:7, Ezekiel 18 speaks of men being righteous via repentance, and the WHOLE of Scripture uses the term righteous to refer to men who repent and live the best life they can for God.. [Triablogue-osphere]

The "righteous" is one himself careful to avoid "faults," and showing his faith by works. [Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible]

When the revolution comes, and the chambermaids and busboys and janitors rise up in righteous fury to judge the lawyers and the lobbyists and the CEOs, you will find yourself defenestrated, or at least disbarred, but your husband will see statues raised in his honor.. [What’s Your Problem?]

But the salvation of the righteous is of the LORD: he is their strength in the time of trouble.. [Fret Not]

I stomped off in righteous indignation, but came to my senses when the transmission failed shortly thereafter.. [How to Buy a Used 4X4]

Humanity will never find peace so long as people kill-even in righteous retribution.. [Despicable. Cowardly. Evil.]

Please feel free to leave in righteous indignation.. [Think Progress » Rep. Brian Bilbray Says He Can Spot Undocumented Immigrants Based On The Shoes They Wear]

Righteous Translates

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Righteous Word Data

  • Pronunciations(rīˈchəs)
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  • Hyphenation right eous


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