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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Self-righteous, hypocritical about one's own holiness.

Usage examples (37)
  • Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched.
  • A sickening sanctimonious smile
  • This phenomenon is called sanctimonious hypocrisy.
  • Then you must not know what "sanctimonious" means. for more
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