Adjective "self-righteous" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˌsɛlfˈrʌɪtʃəs/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Having or characterized by a certainty, especially an unfounded one, that one is totally correct or morally superior.
  1. 'We'd give them the belt, but their self-righteous indignation is cloying.'
  2. 'Even more infuriating are the self-righteous hypocrites who claim to speak for a superior moral majority.'
  3. 'What's with all this self-righteous indignation about reality television?'
  4. 'I think all this self-righteous morality is just jealousy with a halo and hypocrisy.'
  5. 'We have now been subjected to three biased reports over the past three weeks and several self-righteous letters from family and supporters of these boys.'
  6. 'Then there's the bad, bad kind, where one is blatantly rude, pompous and self-righteous about what they do not know.'
  7. 'In my experience, moral outrage all too quickly becomes self-righteous authoritarianism.'
  8. 'This should not reinforce any smug, self-righteous complacency on the part of mainline churches.'
  9. 'It's a shrill, macho, fatuously self-righteous action movie about a wholesome superstar called Bo persecuted by paparazzi.'
  10. 'I became a self-righteous bigot as the hatred in my heart grew.'

Definitions

adjective

1. confident of one's own righteousness, especially when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others.

More examples(as adjective)

"people can be self-righteous."

"tones can be self-righteous."

"prigses can be self-righteous."

"angers can be self-righteous."

"administrations can be self-righteous."

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