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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.
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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
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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.
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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"
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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.
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sanctimonious

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

sanctimonious

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs] ADJmojigato, santurrón
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sanctimonious

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

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

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs] adj (pej) (person) → bigotto/a, bacchettone/a; (tone) → moraleggiante
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sanctimonious

(sӕŋktiˈməuniəs) adjective
trying to appear full of holiness or goodness. a sanctimonious expression.
ˌsanctiˈmoniously adverb
ˌsanctiˈmoniousness noun
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References in periodicals archive ?
For this novice screenwriter, "Edgy means not bubble-wrapped in the usual Hollywood sanctimonies. Edgy is what people want to say when they say 'realistic' but they don't.
They have tried to set up the sensibilities of the prudery-ridden as a criterion for society, have sought to reduce the reading matter of adults to the level of adolescents and subnormal persons, and have nurtured evasions and sanctimonies.