righteous

adjective

Dialects

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Origin

Old English rihtwīs, from riht ‘right’ + wīs ‘manner, state, condition’. The change in the ending in the 16th century was due to association with words such as bounteous.

Pronunciation

  • righteous /ˈrʌɪtʃəs/