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excessively or hypocritically pious

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And he's self-righteousness ("Clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience" - Colossians 3:12).
In The Joy of the Gospel, Pope Francis warns against arrogance and self-righteousness in Christian lives--there is a danger in helping others because it makes us feel "good.
In the midst of these campaigns, emotions can run high, self-righteousness can flourish, and egos can get inflated and bruised.
Convictions, then, might seem rational but are only the product of self-righteousness, conformism, and intellectual laziness.
Since it is precisely the poor (expat) who suffers at a time when Muslims are meant to be giving extra consideration to those less fortunate than themselves, one has to wonder how spite replaced charity and self-righteousness replaced piety.
Irresponsible use of long-range capability is a flaw just as your self-righteousness and hypocrisy are flaws.
The bullying was only an aspect of his self-righteousness - he considered anybody who opposed him to be bad, therefore nastiness was justified.
If the latter appertained, then perhaps we would lose a little of our self-righteousness when pronouncing on and participating in international politics.
Lucy's typical teen self-absorption and her less typical sense of self-righteousness are at once comical and endearing, and they set her apart from other middle-grade literary protagonists.
The quest to erase centuries-old history or literature seems futile, and critics suggest the complaints merely serve as a way for censors to display a self-righteousness.
still brims with the shock of its insouciant portrayal of war and putative rape; the barbarity of "Michael Kohlhaas," in which there is neither guilt nor innocence, is an indictment of both the concept of justice and of self-righteousness, lost in a vengeful fury of asymmetrical violence; only a state of grace akin to madness assuages the anarchic impulses at the beginning of "Saint Cecilia or the Power of Music.
The debates primarily revolve around the temptation to claim too much affinity with God in a way that distorts both the truth of who humans are and who God is and quickly becomes the cause of the sins of self-righteousness, pride, arrogance, tyranny and idolatry, to name a few.
Ahmadinejad's approach and his manner of dealing with the nuclear program's issue seems derived from the same book of political instructions which revolves around self-righteousness.
He calls for the Christian to do some self examination while reflecting on the attitudes of self-righteousness and judgment of others while pursuing truth.
I doubt many would have been so generous; in fact some have positively gloated with a large helping of unjustified self-righteousness.