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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.

    Will Perot Wax The Democrats?

  • His coarse, thinning hair is swept high on his head, which he holds in a rectitudinous manner.

    Roy and His Rock

  • The bust of a long-dead local worthy looms over his shoulder, po-faced, rectitudinous, dour.

    The Golden Age at Its Best

  • 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.

    Firedoglake » Clinton Rules

  • 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.

    Firedoglake » Friday Amusements (And One Disturbing Bit)

  • 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).

    New Guy in Town: James Wolcott

  • Inevitably, some rectitudinous soul will have to admit, "Yes, I tried snorting cocaine.

    Lawyering The Truth


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