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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.

sanctimonious

(ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs)
adj
affecting piety or making a display of holiness
[C17: from Latin sanctimonia sanctity, from sanctus holy]
ˌsanctiˈmoniously adv
ˌsanctiˈmoniousness n
ˈsanctimony n

sanc•ti•mo•ni•ous

(ˌsæŋk təˈmoʊ ni əs)

adj.
showing or marked by false piety or righteousness; hypocritically virtuous.
sanc`ti•mo′ni•ous•ly, adv.
sanc`ti•mo′ni•ous•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.sanctimonious - excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"
pious - having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity; "pious readings"

sanctimonious

adjective pious, smug, hypocritical, pi (Brit. slang), too good to be true, self-righteous, self-satisfied, goody-goody (informal), unctuous, holier-than-thou, priggish, pietistic, canting, pharisaical, Tartuffian or Tartufian He writes smug, sanctimonious rubbish.

sanctimonious

adjective
Translations
مُنافِق، مُتَظاهِر بالتَّقْوى
svatouškovský
skinhellig
szenteskedõ
meî helgislepju; hræsnisfullur
šventeiviškaišventeiviškasšventeiviškumas
svētulīgs
svätuškárstvo
dindarlık taslayan

sanctimonious

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs] ADJmojigato, santurrón

sanctimonious

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊniəs] adj [person, tone] → moralisateur/trice

sanctimonious

adjfrömmlerisch; don’t be so sanctimonious about ittu doch nicht so fromm

sanctimonious

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs] adj (pej) (person) → bigotto/a, bacchettone/a; (tone) → moraleggiante

sanctimonious

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