Definitions for holier-than-thou

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, pharisaical, sanctimonious, self-righteous(adj)

    excessively or hypocritically pious

    "a sickening sanctimonious smile"


  1. holier-than-thou(adj.)

    being excessively or hypocritically pious while condemning others as being less virtuous than oneself.


  1. holier-than-thou(Adjective)

    sanctimonious, self-righteously, or hypocritically pious


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