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.]
The numerical value of sanctimonious in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of sanctimonious in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
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.
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Translations for sanctimonious
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- 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
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