Definition of righteousness in English:

righteousness

noun

mass noun
  • The quality of being morally right or justifiable.

    ‘we had little doubt about the righteousness of our cause’
    ‘conviction of his own moral righteousness gave his oratory an irresistible power’
    • ‘During this period he is urged to earn an honest living and follow righteousness.’
    • ‘Sure, we have our opinion on the issues, but we don't think we have a monopoly on morality or righteousness.’
    • ‘His life is taken as the perfect example for all to follow, and his teaching the only sure guide to righteousness.’
    • ‘He is a good-mannered hypocrite whose tedious righteousness has driven his beloved wife away.’
    • ‘Seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness and all of these things will be added unto you.’
    goodness, virtue, virtuousness, uprightness, decency, integrity, worthiness, rectitude, probity, morality, ethicalness, high-mindedness, justice, honesty, honour, honourableness, innocence, blamelessness, guiltlessness, irreproachability, sinlessness, saintliness, purity, nobility, noble-mindedness, piety, piousness
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Pronunciation

righteousness

/ˈrʌɪtʃəsnəs/