What does holier-than-thou mean?

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Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word holier-than-thou.

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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of holier-than-thou in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of holier-than-thou in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Hillary Clinton:

    When you try to act holier than thou, it really doesn’t work.

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