adverb see self-righteous

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • self-righteously — self righteous ► ADJECTIVE ▪ certain that one is totally correct or morally superior. DERIVATIVES self righteously adverb self righteousness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • self-righteously — See self righteous. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-righteously — adverb In a self righteous manner …   Wiktionary

  • self-righteously — adverb in a sanctimonious manner she was sanctimoniously criticizing everybody • Syn: ↑sanctimoniously • Derived from adjective: ↑self righteous, ↑sanctimonious (for: ↑sanctimoniously) …   Useful english dictionary

  • self-righteously — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. smugly, pompously, boastfully; see proudly …   English dictionary for students

  • self-righteous — 1680s, from SELF (Cf. self) + RIGHTEOUS (Cf. righteous) (q.v.). Related: Self righteously; self righteousness …   Etymology dictionary

  • self-appointed — self appointment, n. /self euh poyn tid/, adj. chosen by oneself to act in a certain capacity or to fulfill a certain function, esp. pompously or self righteously: a self appointed guardian of the public s morals. [1790 1800] * * * …   Universalium

  • self-righteous — self righteously, adv. self righteousness, n. /self ruy cheuhs, self /, adj. confident of one s own righteousness, esp. when smugly moralistic and intolerant of the opinions and behavior of others. [1670 80] Syn. sanctimonious, pharisaical. * * * …   Universalium

  • self-righteous — adj proudly sure that your beliefs, attitudes, and ↑morals are good and right, in a way that annoys other people used to show disapproval ▪ She s a vegetarian, but she s not at all self righteous about it. >self righteously adv >self… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • self-righteous — [self′rī′chəs] adj. filled with or showing a conviction of being morally superior, or more righteous than others; smugly virtuous self righteously adv. self righteousness n …   English World dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”