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Meaning of SANCTIMONIOUS

Pronunciation:  `sangktu'mowneeus

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"
 

SANCTIMONIOUS is a 13 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: holier-than-thou, pharisaic, pharisaical, pietistic, pietistical, pious, self-righteous
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous\, a. [See {Sanctimony}.]
1. Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly. --Shak.

2. Making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness;
   hypocritically devout or pious. ``Like the sanctimonious
   pirate.'' --Shak. -- {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ly}, adv. --
   {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ness}, n.

 

 

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