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sanctimony

sanc·ti·mo·ny

sanctimony

 
 
pronunciation:
saengk tih mo ni
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part of speech: noun
definition: a pretense of righteousness or piety; feigned devotion or holiness.
The sanctimony with which she preached veganism irritated those of us who simply could not afford organic soy milk.
synonyms:
pietism, religiosity, sanctimoniousness
similar words:
cant, hypocrisy, pharisaism, pretense
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