Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Righteous overmuch; affecting excessive sanctity.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Excessively righteous; -- usually implying hypocrisy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Excessively righteous, perhaps hypocritically so.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

over- +‎ righteous

Examples

  • There were some among the overrighteous who even went so far as to proclaim his death "a judgment for venturing on the deck of such a vessel!"

    Captain Canot or, Twenty Years of an African Slaver

  • Don't be overrighteous, man; there is an unreasonableness o 'virtue that savors o' pride.

    Scottish sketches

  • In typical British overrighteous misinformation, the author of the piece began by overglorifying the west and then subsequently exaggerating the woes of Africa, of an African city in this particular instance.

    Travel news, travel guides and reviews | guardian.co.uk

  • Array. prototype.indexOf = function (obj) {for (var i = 0; iDo not be overrighteous, neither be overwise -- why destroy yourself?

    Bruce Wilson: Palin Attended Church Event With Samurai Sword Ceremony

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