self-righteous


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excessively or hypocritically pious

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The idea it's self-righteous to oppose violence against women speaks to a certain insecurity about one's own willingness to take a stance in the circles they move in.
Mr Sanders is constantly moralising, self-righteous and whining about any person who has the audacity to show any interest in the many religions he constantly rants about.
The problem with so-called righteous people is that they can become self-righteous and proud, to the point of despising everyone else, and to the point of feeling more entitled than the rest.
The insulter may feel good and self-righteous about the words he uses, but journalism, as a process of informing and engaging the citizenry, suffers.
But the Pharisees and scribes cannot rejoice with Jesus because of their self-righteous and exclusivist attitude.
Ahmed and Malala are both Muslims and were both victims of ignorance, bigotry and a self-righteous mindset, and they both became household names.
The self-righteous Tory voter, who thinks that the poor and the unemployed deserve to be hated, as George Osborne urged us, has thrown away his own humanity, and stands condemned by history.
Johnson's self-righteous, colonial attitude is why we need to make sure the Tories get sent packing on May 7.
MARC, APPRECIATE YOUR SECOND SELF-RIGHTEOUS SECOND GUESSING WITHOUT EVEN CONSIDERING THERE MIGHT BE ANOTHER POINT OF VIEW.
The last time I walked this way She asked me for twenty pence I refused with scorn and dismay Satisfied with self-righteous offence Sweet beggar, forgive me Where in my heart Was Dickens' great story told?
There are loads of self-righteous twonks on there who like to moan about this sort of stuff, even though the telly is just as bad these days - if not worse."
Or is it you think us natives drive so badly that you have the right to be so self-righteous? My message is either relax and be nice or go back to the UK where the weather matches your attitude!"This leaves two questions to be answered.
It was hard to be self-righteous about one's religious beliefs and moral convictions when you had repeatedly violated the law to patronize your bootlegger--which my father did after picking me up from Sunday school.