The definition of self-righteous is a person who believes they have higher morals than others.
An example of self-righteous is someone who talks about their religion as if it is the only possible religion.
filled with or showing a conviction of being morally superior, or more righteous than others; smugly virtuous
- Smugly or unduly sure of one's own righteousness.
- Exhibiting smug or unwarranted confidence in one's own righteousness: self-righteous remarks.
(comparative more self-righteous, superlative most self-righteous)
self- +"Ž righteous