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self-righteousness

Line breaks: self-righteous¦ness
Pronunciation: /ˌsɛlfˈrʌɪtʃəsnəs
 
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Definition of self-righteousness in English:

noun

[mass noun]
The quality or state of being self-righteous: a strong sense of self-righteousness
More example sentences
  • The self-righteousness and smugness of this man amazes me.
  • There is more than enough trouble, pain, self-righteousness and hypocrisy.
  • Sadly this tone of sanctimonious self-righteousness characterises much of the exhibition.
Synonyms
sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, self-satisfaction, smugness, superiority, priggishness, complacency, piety, unctuousness, hypocrisy

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