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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 from WordNet

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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