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Meaning of SANCTIMONY

Pronunciation:  'sangktu`mownee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  the quality of being hypocritically devout
 

SANCTIMONY is a 10 letter word that starts with S.

 

 Synonyms: sanctimoniousness
 
 See Also: hypocrisy

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Sanc"ti*mo*ny\, n. [L. sanctimonia, fr. sanctus
holy: cf. OF. sanctimonie. See {Saint}.]
Holiness; devoutness; scrupulous austerity; sanctity;
especially, outward or artificial saintliness; assumed or
pretended holiness; hypocritical devoutness.

      Her pretense is a pilgrimage; . . . which holy
      undertaking with most austere sanctimony she
      accomplished.                            --Shak.

 

 

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