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pharisaic

phar·i·sa·ic

pharisaic

 
pronunciation:
fae rih seI ihk
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: (cap.) of, pertaining to, or characteristic of the Pharisees.
definition 2: observing the forms and ceremonies of religion but not the spirit; self-righteous; sanctimonious.
synonyms:
pious
similar words:
goody-goody, holier-than-thou, sanctimonious, self-righteous, unctuous
definition 3: pretending to live virtuously without actually doing so; hypocritical.
similar words:
canting, hypocritical, phony, pietistic
derivations: pharisaically (adv.), pharisaist (n.)