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Exhibiting an attitude of superior virtue; self-righteously pious.
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obnoxiously pious; sanctimonious.
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|Adj.||1.||holier-than-thou - excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"|
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"
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adjective self-righteous, smug, sanctimonious, self-satisfied, goody-goody (informal), squeaky-clean, priggish, pietistic, religiose, pietistical those with holier-than-thou attitudes
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holier-than-thou[ˈhəʊlɪəðənˈðaʊ] ADJ (pej) [attitude, tone of voice] → de superioridad moral
she's always so holier-than-thou about everything → siempre está dando lecciones de moralidad sobre todo
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