Definition of self-righteousness in English:



  • The quality or state of being self-righteous.

    • ‘The self-righteousness and smugness of this man amazes me.’
    • ‘Sadly this tone of sanctimonious self-righteousness characterises much of the exhibition.’
    • ‘A point that a lot of people made was that this connects to the superiority and the self-righteousness.’
    • ‘There is more than enough trouble, pain, self-righteousness and hypocrisy.’
    • ‘They feel righteous indignation but are not aware that others see it as self-righteousness, double standards and hypocrisy.’
    sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, self-satisfaction, smugness, superiority, priggishness, complacency, piety, unctuousness, hypocrisy
    pietism, pharisaism, tartufferie
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