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extremism fed by unquestioned belief in the righteousness of their cause
morally correct

The forms, righteous and righteously, can also mean to be justified. For example, "She was righteously indignant at such an insult."

More rarely, righteous can be a synonym for wonderful.

The expression self-righteous is a negative term describing someone as having an excessive sense of moral superiority to others.
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