sanctimoniously


Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.

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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.sanctimoniously - in a sanctimonious manner; "she was sanctimoniously criticizing everybody"
Translations
بِنِفاق، بِتَظاهُربالتَّقْوى
pokrytecky
szenteskedõen
meî hræsni/helgislepju
dindarlık taslayarak

sanctimoniously

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəslɪ] ADVcon mojigatería, con santurronería
she said sanctimoniouslydijo con mojigatería or santurronería

sanctimoniously

sanctimoniously

[ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəslɪ] adv (pej) (say) → con tono moraleggiante

sanctimonious

(sӕŋktiˈməuniəs) adjective
trying to appear full of holiness or goodness. a sanctimonious expression.
ˌsanctiˈmoniously adverb
ˌsanctiˈmoniousness noun
References in periodicals archive ?
In the SC verdict, Justice Ahmed regretted that the contents of the pamphlets were repugnant and abhorrent to say the least; too nauseatic to be reproduced; capable of causing most grievous offence and contravene all the limits of decency, an obligation sanctimoniously upheld by every faith.
Plaid is so right-on it has sanctimoniously endorsed the proposed anti-Islamophobia legislation that is seen by secularists as importing blasphemy laws which will remove free speech from our liberal democracy.
Plaid Cymru is so right on it has sanctimoniously endorsed the proposed anti-Islamophobia legislation that is seen by secularists as importing blasphemy laws which will remove free speech from our liberal democracy.
What happened in Syria and Libya is now repeating itself in Venezuela: Failed opposition uprising, rebellion, coup attempt, street and community violence, and human suffering of biblical proportions -- with everyone sanctimoniously fighting over the carcass of their capital with no light at the end of the tunnel.
A people's vote, if you will, as they are sanctimoniously demanding over EU membership.
Mudashiru Obasa while speaking stated that unless the 1999 constitution of Nigeria is revisited and the political, economic and social structures of the country sanctimoniously and patriotically restructured, the development of Nigeria may be a dream that will never be achieved, adding that all the 40 members of the Lagos State House of Assembly have passed resolutions backing restructuring of Nigeria times without number.
However rather sanctimoniously he added that that the media owners should stop depending on the government but instead review their respective business models.
Nope," Jo wags a finger sanctimoniously. "These young boys these days, they are all the same.
Who will deny that in this country, the stooped and graying picketer inelegantly shouting in the street for Imelda Marcos' immediate arrest would be swiftly thrown behind bars if, say, he had filched cans of sardines or corned beef from the grocery store, with officers of the court sanctimoniously intoning that the law may be harsh but it's the law?
"They gave us financial benefits we had not asked for," he said sanctimoniously.
A giant supermarket, whose executives draw salaries you barely imagine and whose entire business model rests on enticing consumers to buy more plastic wrapped goods, sanctimoniously implying that, despite your total lack of social power, you're actually responsible for killing all the turtles: it's not hard to grasp how that might rankle.
Parliament may be 'paralyzed' but any legislation to raise the salaries of the honorable members is passed quickly with, sometimes, a token discussion during which some members talk sanctimoniously but would not let go of the extra cash that flows into their accounts.