Righteousness is a feeling or way of life that is all about doing the right thing: righteousness shows great concern for morals and ethics.

Righteousness may sound like an old-fashioned word, but it's a timeless concept. As you can tell from seeing the word right, this is a word about taking a stand and doing the right thing. Trying to help poor, oppressed people is a cause full of righteousness. Doing an unpopular thing that is ethical requires righteousness. People like Martin Luther King and Nelson Mandela definitely walked the path of righteousness.

Definitions of righteousness

n the quality of adhering to moral principles

failure to adhere to moral principles
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the quality of being exempt from sin or incapable of sinning
rectitude, uprightness
righteousness as a consequence of being honorable and honest
piety, piousness
righteousness by virtue of being pious
justice, justness
the quality of being just or fair
honorableness, honourableness
the quality of deserving honor or respect; characterized by honor
honor, honour
the quality of being honorable and having a good name
honestness, honesty
the quality of being honest
devoutness, religiousness
piety by virtue of being devout
piety by virtue of devotion to duty
piety by virtue of being a godly person
equity, fairness
conformity with rules or standards
right, rightfulness
anything in accord with principles of justice
conformity to high standards of ethics or excellence
venerability, venerableness
the quality of deserving veneration
moral soundness
incorruption, incorruptness
characterized by integrity or probity
the incapability of being corrupted
grandeur, magnanimousness, nobility, nobleness
the quality of elevation of mind and exaltation of character or ideals or conduct
reputability, respectability
honorableness by virtue of being respectable and having a good reputation
candidness, candor, candour, directness, forthrightness, frankness
the quality of being honest and straightforward in attitude and speech
good faith, straightness
having honest intentions
the quality of being truthful
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concern with the distinction between good and evil or right and wrong; right or good conduct

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