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tar·tuffealso tar·tufe (tär-to͝of′, -to͞of′)
A hypocrite, especially one who affects religious piety.
[After the protagonist of Tartuffe, , a play by Molière.]
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Tartuffe(tɑːˈtʊf; -ˈtuːf) or
a person who hypocritically pretends to be deeply pious
[from the character in the Molière's comedy Tartuffe (1664)]
Tarˈtuffian, Tarˈtufian adj
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or Tar•tufe(tɑrˈtʊf, -ˈtuf)
(often l.c.) a hypocritical pretender to piety.
[after the title character in a Molière play (1664)]
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