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righteous (adj.)

16世纪初改用 rightwise, 来自古英语 rihtwis, 从 riht (见 right) + wis “明智, 方式, 举止” (见 wise (副词) ). 后缀受 courteous 等的影响而改变. 意为“真正的, 优秀的”, 是1942年的爵士乐俚语. 相关链接: Righteously.

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Definitions of righteous

righteous (adj.)
characterized by or proceeding from accepted standards of morality or justice; "the...prayer of a righteous man availeth much"- James 5:16;
righteous (adj.)
morally justified;
righteous indignation
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