Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Reliance on one's own supposed righteousness; righteousness the merits of which a person attributes to himself; false or pharisaical righteousness.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. The quality or state of being self-righteous; pharisaism.
- self- + righteous + -ness (Wiktionary)
“It's so insanely inmoral to expect we can invade and remodel countries we don't like via self-righteousness means when we can't arrive at concensus here on virtually anything.”
“Hysteria, born of self-righteousness, is delightful for a few moments.”
“I seriously doubt her answer would include being subjected to the voyeuristic self-righteousness of some random dude she doesn't know from Adam in order that he might feel like he's a modern day Messiah.”
“It'll be a rare person who can match Mr. Olbermann for ego, pomposity, volume, self-righteousness, monomania and sheer obnoxiousness.”
“Most seem afraid to do so, perhaps cowed into submission by the self-righteousness of the new Mighty Fortress of Christian fundamentalism.”
“Luckily, traveling through the island I had many opportunities to watch my impatience rise from my stomach, mixed with the sense of entitlement, flavored with disappointment and frustration and garnished with self-righteousness, getting crushed against the shores of my consciousness as foamy and mighty waves of famous surfing beaches in Cabarete.”
“These people bringing threats to the congressmen are evil, as well as those that conseal their true intentions self-righteousness.”
“I may without self-righteousness or hypocrisy think it just to defend my house by force against a burglar; but if I start pretending that I blacked his eye purely on moral grounds — wholly indifferent to the fact that the house in question was mine — I become insufferable.”
“Prejudice is positively reinforced by the self-righteousness of defending/advocating the “natural order” in which blacks are seen as “sub-human”, homosexuality is seen as “perversion”, etc..”
“Get over yourself dude, no one is imnpressed by your preening self-righteousness.”
Looking for tweets for self-righteousness.