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Possessing and characterized by honor:
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  1. Possessing and characterized by honor:
  2. Having or showing a sense of right and wrong; characterized by honesty and integrity; upright
  3. Of good reputation; respectable
In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
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  1. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
  2. Conforming to the standards of conduct of a given profession or group
  3. Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession:
Showing thoughtfulness or consideration:
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  1. Showing thoughtfulness or consideration:
  2. Fairly good; acceptable; satisfactory:
  3. Reasonably good; adequate
Serving as an illustration; typical.
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  1. Serving as an illustration; typical.
  2. Serving as a sample, instance, type, etc.; illustrative
  3. Serving as a model or example; worth imitating
Having principles, as of conduct
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  1. Having principles, as of conduct
  2. Based on, having or manifesting principles.
  3. Based on, marked by, or manifesting principle:
Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
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  1. Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
  2. (Archaic) Chaste:
  3. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence:
Acting in a just, upright manner; doing what is right; virtuous
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  1. Acting in a just, upright manner; doing what is right; virtuous
  2. Morally right; fair and just
  3. (Slang) Good, excellent, satisfying, pleasant, authentic, etc.
(Sports) Landing within bounds or within a particular area of a court and therefore in play:
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  1. (Sports) Landing within bounds or within a particular area of a court and therefore in play:
  2. Dependable; reliable; right
  3. Of moral excellence; upright:
Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer:
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  1. Intended to be worn or positioned facing outward or toward an observer:
  2. In accordance with fact, reason, or truth; correct:
  3. Having sound health or good spirits
Standing, pointing, or directed straight up; in a vertical or perpendicular position; erect
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  1. Standing, pointing, or directed straight up; in a vertical or perpendicular position; erect
  2. Honest and just; honorable
  3. Designed with the pedals below the seat to allow an erect posture rather than a reclining one:
Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
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  1. Worthy of trust; dependable; reliable
Thorough and assiduous:
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  1. Thorough and assiduous:
  2. Guided by or in accordance with the dictates of conscience; principled:
  3. Governed by, or made or done according to, what one knows is right; scrupulous; honest
Extremely careful to do the precisely right, proper, or correct thing in every last detail; most punctilious
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  1. Extremely careful to do the precisely right, proper, or correct thing in every last detail; most punctilious
  2. Having scruples or compunctions.
  3. Full of scruples; hesitant, doubtful, or uneasy, esp. constantly and obsessively, in deciding what is morally right or wrong
  1. Decent; satisfactory
  2. Conforming to socially acceptable behavior, attitudes, taste, etc.; proper; correct
  3. Of or appropriate to good or proper behavior or conventional conduct.
Worthy of the name; true:
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  1. Worthy of the name; true:
  2. Fitting; seemly; right
  3. Conforming to an accepted standard or to good usage; correct
Corresponding with fact or reality, as in artistic representation
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  1. Corresponding with fact or reality, as in artistic representation
  2. Consistently telling the truth; honest.
  3. Honest, and always telling the truth.
Suitable or proper in nature; fitting:
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  1. Suitable or proper in nature; fitting:
  2. Consistent with what is morally right; righteous:
  3. Right or fair; equitable; impartial
Equitable; fair:
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  1. Equitable; fair:
  2. Being what it seems; genuine; pure
  3. Of good repute; respectable.
Sane, clear thinking.
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  1. Sane, clear thinking.
  2. Thinking or believing what is right; having correct views or sound principles
(Obs.) Haughty; proud; arrogant
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  1. (Obs.) Haughty; proud; arrogant
  2. Alternative form of high-minded.
  3. Refined, cultured, particularly civilized.
Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.
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  1. Of, relating to, resembling, or befitting a saint.
  2. Like or characteristic of a saint; befitting a holy person; saintlike.
(Phonet.) Articulated without any change in quality and with virtually no movement of the vocal organs; monophthongal
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  1. (Phonet.) Articulated without any change in quality and with virtually no movement of the vocal organs; monophthongal
  2. (Philosophy) Free of empirical elements:
  3. Simple; mere
Worthy of being lauded
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  1. Worthy of being lauded
  2. Worthy of being lauded; praiseworthy; commendable; as, laudable motives; laudable actions; laudable ambition.
  3. Healthy; salubrious; normal; having a disposition to promote healing; not noxious; as, laudable juices of the body; laudable pus.
Having worth, merit, or value:
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  1. Having worth, merit, or value:
  2. Having sufficient worth; deserving:
  3. Having enough worth or merit (for someone or something specified); meriting
Conforming or adhering to an established standard; proper
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  1. Conforming or adhering to an established standard; proper
  2. Conforming to standards; proper:
  3. Conforming to fact or logic; true, accurate, right, or free from errors
Meriting praise; worthy of high praise
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  1. Meriting praise; worthy of high praise
  2. Meriting praise; highly commendable.
  3. Worthy of praise; laudable; commendable
Incapable of being morally corrupted.
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  1. Incapable of being morally corrupted.
  2. Not subject to corruption or decay.
  3. That cannot be corrupted, esp. morally
Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.
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  1. Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.
  2. Proceeding from or indicative of such a character; showing magnanimity:
  3. Having excellent qualities; superior
Upright in character and behavior; honorable
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  1. Upright in character and behavior; honorable
  2. Morally upright; honest.
  3. Honest; reputable; respectable
Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
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  1. Pleasing in appearance; fair; handsome
  2. (Of behavi) Appropriate; suited to the occasion or purpose; becoming.
  3. Suitable, proper, fitting, or becoming, esp. as regards conventional standards of conduct or good taste; decorous
Alternative form of above-board.
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  1. Alternative form of above-board.
  2. Without deceit or trickery; straightforward.
Pertaining to one's duty; demonstrative of one's sense of duty.
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  1. Pertaining to one's duty; demonstrative of one's sense of duty.
  2. Having a proper sense of duty; obedient
  3. Accepting of one's legal or moral obligations and willing to do them well, and without complaint.
Of or from God; divine
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  1. Of or from God; divine
  2. Devoted to God; pious; devout; religious
  3. Having great reverence for God; pious.
Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
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  1. Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
  2. (Archaic) Chaste:
  3. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence:
Abstaining from sexual relations that are not sanctioned by certain religious laws or moral principles.
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  1. Abstaining from sexual relations that are not sanctioned by certain religious laws or moral principles.
  2. Pure or simple in design or style; austere.
  3. Pure, decent, or modest in nature, behavior, etc.
(Linguistics) Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal:
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  1. (Linguistics) Articulated with a single unchanging speech sound; monophthongal:
  2. Having a homogeneous or uniform composition; not mixed:
  3. Complete; utter:
(--- Informal) Properly or modestly dressed:
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  1. (--- Informal) Properly or modestly dressed:
  2. Fairly good; acceptable; satisfactory:
  3. Characterized by conformity to recognized standards of propriety or morality:
Used or intended for teaching or instruction
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  1. Used or intended for teaching or instruction
  2. (Medicine) Teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.
  3. Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)
Characterized by or displaying a concern with morality.
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  1. Characterized by or displaying a concern with morality.
  2. Given to making moral judgments, especially in a self-righteous or judgmental manner.
  3. Moralizing
Tending toward excessive moralization.
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  1. Tending toward excessive moralization.
  2. Inclined or given to tedious and excessive moralizing; didactic.
Conveying an admonition or a warning:
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  1. Conveying an admonition or a warning:
  2. Giving or containing monition; admonishing
Self-righteous, smug, etc.
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  1. Self-righteous, smug, etc.
  2. Characterized by sanctimony:
  3. Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
  1. Sanctimonious, self-righteously, or hypocritically pious
  2. Sanctimonious or self-righteous to an annoying degree; priggish
  3. Exhibiting an attitude of superior virtue; self-righteously pious.
Used or intended for teaching or instruction
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  1. Used or intended for teaching or instruction
  2. (Medicine) Teaching from textbooks rather than laboratory demonstration and clinical application.
  3. Instructive or intended to teach or demonstrate, especially with regard to morality. (I.e., didactic poetry)
In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
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  1. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession. In accordance with widely held norms of behavior, or of written standards of conduct adopted by the members of a profession.
  2. Conforming to the standards of conduct of a given profession or group
  3. Being in accordance with the accepted principles of right and wrong that govern the conduct of a profession:
Having principles, as of conduct
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  1. Having principles, as of conduct
  2. Based on, having or manifesting principles.
  3. Based on, marked by, or manifesting principle:
Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
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  1. Characterized by appropriateness or suitability; fitting:
  2. Belonging to one; own:
  3. Fitting; seemly; right
Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
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  1. Of the side or bank of a river on the right of a person facing downstream
  2. Fitting, proper, or appropriate:
  3. Having a right angle:
(Slang) Good, excellent, satisfying, pleasant, authentic, etc.
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  1. (Slang) Good, excellent, satisfying, pleasant, authentic, etc.
  2. Acting in a just, upright manner; doing what is right; virtuous
  3. Morally right; fair and just
Proper or fitting
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  1. Proper or fitting
  2. By right, by law.
  3. Right or proper; just.
Sane, clear thinking.
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  1. Sane, clear thinking.
  2. Having ideas and views based on what is right or intended to be right.
Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
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  1. Having, or characterized by, moral virtue; righteous
  2. Having or showing virtue, especially moral excellence:
  3. (Archaic) Chaste:
Of a higher rank or status.
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  1. Of a higher rank or status.
  2. Increased, particularly above a normal level.
  3. Raised, especially above the ground:
Alternative form of high-minded.
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  1. Alternative form of high-minded.
  2. Refined, cultured, particularly civilized.
  3. Characterized by elevated ideals or conduct; noble.
Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.
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  1. Possessing hereditary rank in a political system or social class derived from a feudalistic stage of a country's development.
  2. (Obs.) Famous; illustrious
  3. Having or showing qualities of high moral character, such as courage, generosity, or honor:
The instruction given during one class or instruction period
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  1. The instruction given during one class or instruction period
  2. The knowledge or wisdom so acquired.
  3. An exercise or assignment that a student is to prepare or learn within a given time; unit of instruction
The state, quality, or manner of being ethical.
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  1. The state, quality, or manner of being ethical.
A system or collection of ideas of right and wrong conduct:
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  1. A system or collection of ideas of right and wrong conduct:
  2. Moral instruction or a moral lesson
  3. Virtuous conduct:

Synonym Study

  • Righteous implies being morally blameless or justifiable righteous anger
  • Virtuous implies a morally excellent character, connoting integrity, self-discipline, or often, specif., chastity
  • Ethical implies conformity with an elaborated, ideal code of moral principles, sometimes, specif., with the code of a particular profession an ethical lawyer
  • Moral implies conformity with generally accepted standards of goodness or rightness in conduct or character, sometimes, specif., in sexual conduct a moral person
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