pharisaism

noun

phar·​i·​sa·​ism ˈfer-ə-(ˌ)sā-ˌi-zəm How to pronounce pharisaism (audio)
ˈfa-rə-
1
capitalized : the doctrines or practices of the Pharisees
2
often capitalized : pharisaical character, spirit, or attitude : hypocrisy

Word History

Etymology

New Latin pharisaismus, from Greek pharisaios

First Known Use

circa 1573, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of pharisaism was circa 1573

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Cite this Entry

“Pharisaism.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pharisaism. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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