Overrighteous

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Overrighteous Excessively righteous; -- usually implying hypocrisy.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • overrighteous Righteous overmuch; affecting excessive sanctity.
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Usage

In literature:

Does my friend, Mr. Overrighteous, deal with you?
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
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In poetry:

Tom Pascoe was a fisherman belonging to Portloe,
And when I can't just tell you, but 'tis middlin' long ago;
And overright the Manacles, a-hauling of his seine,
Tom Pascoe catched a merrymaid and let her go again.
"Told At "The Pilchards"" by Cicely Fox Smith