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- adj. righteous or correct or upright
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The Whigs were also preachy and rectitudinous in ways that seem very familiar now.
His coarse, thinning hair is swept high on his head, which he holds in a rectitudinous manner.
The bust of a long-dead local worthy looms over his shoulder, po-faced, rectitudinous, dour.
But…if the beltway characters, pundits, talking heads and so called journalists continue their insidious brand of hypocritical and un-comely rectitudinous invective toward la Hil, I shall be inclined to support her, in her, albeit seemingly opportunistic quest, for the Democratic nomination for president.
Yeah, I know, I giggle at the whole idea of a bunch of rectitudinous and pompous male legislators being taken down by a sex scandal, but really, if the only way they can have sex is by paying for it, they should be the objects of our pity.
Sam Waterston has been doing his high-sniffy rectitudinous grandstanding for so long it's as if he expects some soft of Atticus Finch statue; Elisabeth Rohm is no worse than Angie Harmon, but no better; and Fred Thompson is a pompous pork chop whose cliched Southern homilies wouldn't be listened to seriously for ten seconds in NY (whereas Steven Hill, with his crusty cut-the-crap irritability and desire to get out of the office before bad news could follow, was the authentic article).
Inevitably, some rectitudinous soul will have to admit, "Yes, I tried snorting cocaine.