holier-than-thou

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ho·li·er-than-thou

(hō′lē-ər-thən-thou′)
adj.
Exhibiting an attitude of superior virtue; self-righteously pious.

ho′lier-than-thou′



adj.
obnoxiously pious; sanctimonious.
[1910–15]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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"

holier-than-thou

adjective self-righteous, smug, sanctimonious, self-satisfied, goody-goody (informal), squeaky-clean, priggish, pietistic, religiose, pietistical those with holier-than-thou attitudes
Translations

holier-than-thou

[ˈhəʊlɪəðənˈðaʊ] ADJ (pej) [attitude, tone of voice] → de superioridad moral
she's always so holier-than-thou about everythingsiempre está dando lecciones de moralidad sobre todo

holier-than-thou

adj attitude, personselbstgerecht, selbstgefällig