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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A hypocrite who pretends to religious piety (after the protagonist in a play by Moliere).

Usage examples (30)
  • At the very last minute, the king intervenes, and Tartuffe is condemned to prison.
  • In fact, Tartuffe is a scheming hypocrite.
  • A contemporary allusion to "Tartuffe," with more French manners implied: --
  • The story of "Tartuffe" is briefly this: Tartuffe, the hero, is a pure villain. for more
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