holier-than-thou

adjective ho·li·er-than-thou \ ˌhō-lē-ər-t͟hən-ˈt͟hau̇ \

Definition of holier-than-thou

: marked by an air of superior piety or morality

First Known Use of holier-than-thou

1859


HOLIER-THAN-THOU Defined for English Language Learners

holier-than-thou

adjective

Definition of holier-than-thou for English Language Learners

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


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