Definitions for sanctimoniousˌsæŋk təˈmoʊ ni əs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sanc•ti•mo•ni•ousˌsæŋk təˈmoʊ ni əs(adj.)

  1. showing or marked by false piety or righteousness; hypocritically virtuous.


Princeton's WordNet

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

    excessively or hypocritically pious

    "a sickening sanctimonious smile"


  1. sanctimonious(Adjective)

    Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.

  2. sanctimonious(Adjective)

    Holy, devout.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sanctimonious(adj)

    possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly

  2. Sanctimonious(adj)

    making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness; hypocritically devout or pious

Translations for sanctimonious

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


trying to appear full of holiness or goodness

a sanctimonious expression.

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