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holier–than–thou

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adjective ho·li·er–than–thou \ˌhō-lē-ər-thən-ˈthau̇\

Simple Definition of holier–than–thou

  • : having or showing the annoying attitude of people who believe that they are morally better than other people

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of holier–than–thou

  1. :  marked by an air of superior piety or morality

1859

First Known Use of holier–than–thou

1859

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