Definitions for sanctimoniousˌsæŋk təˈmoʊ ni əs
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word sanctimonious
holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, pharisaical, sanctimonious, self-righteous(adj)
excessively or hypocritically pious
"a sickening sanctimonious smile"
Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly
making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness; hypocritically devout or pious
Origin: [See Sanctimony.]
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
[He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched.
Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence ... too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.
Images & Illustrations of sanctimonious
Translations for sanctimonious
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- frömmelnd, scheinheiligGerman
- pechoño, mojigato, tartufoSpanish
- hurskasteleva, jeesusteleva, tekopyhä, pyhimysmäinenFinnish
- tartuffe, faux dévot, bigot, confit en dévotion, hypocriteFrench
- diagasúil, bréagchráifeachIrish
- cràbhachScottish Gaelic
- bigotto, tartufo, santimonia, baciapile, devotoItalian
- schijnheilig, hooghartigDutch
- skinheilagNorwegian Nynorsk
- świętoszkowaty, świętojebliwyPolish
- ханжеский, лицемерныйRussian
- sahte sofuTurkish
Get even more translations for sanctimonious »
Find a translation for the sanctimonious definition in other languages:
Select another language:
Discuss these sanctimonious definitions with the community:
Word of the Day
Would you like us to send you a FREE new word definition delivered to your inbox daily?
Use the citation below to add this definition to your bibliography:
"sanctimonious." Definitions.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2016. Web. 9 Feb. 2016. <http://www.definitions.net/definition/sanctimonious>.