adjective \ˌsaŋ(k)-tə-ˈmō-nē-əs, -nyəs\

: pretending to be morally better than other people

Full Definition of SANCTIMONIOUS

:  hypocritically pious or devout <a sanctimonious moralist> <the king's sanctimonious rebuke — G. B. Shaw>
obsolete :  possessing sanctity :  holy
sanc·ti·mo·nious·ly adverb
sanc·ti·mo·nious·ness noun

First Known Use of SANCTIMONIOUS


Other Christian Religious Terms

Pentateuch, blasphemy, curate, doxology, eremite, iconoclasm, liturgy, orison, pneuma, reliquary


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