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sanctimonious

sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous

sanctimonious

 
pronunciation:
saengk tih mo ni s
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part of speech: adjective
definition: pretending to be pious or righteous; assuming an air of holiness or moral superiority.
That old hypocrite is so sanctimonious in his sermons to the children.
synonyms:
holier-than-thou, pious, righteous
antonyms:
unsanctimonious
similar words:
goody-goody, pharisaic, pietistic, priggish, self-righteous
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derivations: sanctimoniously (adv.), sanctimoniousness (n.)