self-righteous love

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Smugly or unduly sure of one's own righteousness.
  • adjective Exhibiting smug or unwarranted confidence in one's own righteousness.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaical.

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

  • adjective Righteous in one's own esteem; pharisaic.

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

  • adjective piously self-assured and smugly moralistic

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective excessively or hypocritically pious

Etymologies

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self- +‎ righteous

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