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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"

GCIDE

  1. holier-than-thou(adj.)

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

Wiktionary

  1. holier-than-thou(Adjective)

    sanctimonious, self-righteously, or hypocritically pious

How to pronounce holier-than-thou ?

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How to say holier-than-thou in sign language?

  1. holierthanthou

Numerology

  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

Examples of holier-than-thou in a Sentence

  1. Matt Walter:

    We understand that voters are different from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, while the progressive mindset is one of top-down policies, holder wants favorable Democratic districts while arguing a false holier-than-thou principle of do as I say, not as I do.

Images & Illustrations of holier-than-thou

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