holier-than-thou


ho·li·er–than–thou

adjective \ˌhō-lē-ər-thən-ˈtha\

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

Full Definition of HOLIER-THAN-THOU

:  marked by an air of superior piety or morality

First Known Use of HOLIER-THAN-THOU

1859

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