sanctimoniousness


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Related to sanctimoniousness: precariously, ostensibly, succinctly

sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous

 (săngk′tə-mō′nē-əs)
adj.
1. Behaving with sanctimony: a sanctimonious politician who was proven to be a hypocrite.
2. Characterized by sanctimony: "The history we brandish as a light to nations is largely a sanctimonious tissue of myth and self-infatuation" (Benjamin Schwartz).

sanc′ti·mo′ni·ous·ly adv.
sanc′ti·mo′ni·ous·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sanctimoniousness - the quality of being hypocritically devout
hypocrisy - insincerity by virtue of pretending to have qualities or beliefs that you do not really have

sanctimoniousness

noun
A show or expression of feelings or beliefs one does not actually hold or possess:
Translations
مُنافَقَه، تَظاهُر بالتَّقْوى
falešná zbožnost
skinhellighed
szenteskedés
hræsni; helgislepja
svätuškársky
dindarlık taslama

sanctimoniousness

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəsnɪs] Nmojigatería f, santurronería f

sanctimoniousness

nfrömmlerisches Wesen; the sanctimoniousness of his remarksseine frömmlerischen Bemerkungen

sanctimonious

(sӕŋktiˈməuniəs) adjective
trying to appear full of holiness or goodness. a sanctimonious expression.
ˌsanctiˈmoniously adverb
ˌsanctiˈmoniousness noun
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