how to pronounce righteous


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righteous is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of righteous in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… in a righteous act number eight Viking …”

meanings of righteous


  1. Awesome; great.
  2. Justified morally.
  3. Moral and virtuous, to the point of sanctimonious.
  4. Free from sin or guilt.


  1. To make righteous; specifically, to justify religiously, to absolve from sin.

righteous frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word righteous occurs in english on average 1.9 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics righteous can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that righteous can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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