Definition of sanctimony
1 obsolete : holiness
2 : affected or hypocritical holiness
Recent Examples of sanctimony from the Web
Rage and sanctimony always spread like a virus, and become stronger with each iteration.
Of all the reasons to loathe that noxious loudmouth Sean Hannity, my top choice is that the Fox News host consistently has the nerve to serve his lavish amount of stupidity with sides of hubris and sanctimony.
Nigel Farage adopted a strange air of sanctimony on the airwaves, taking to Fox and talk radio station LBC, and retweeting his own tweets to emphasize his stance on the matter, which he can rest assured, is not doubted by anyone, anywhere.
The GOP will surely persist in its sanctimony about balanced budgets, but no one should pay any attention.
But Morgan’s never been one to let dialectical coherence get in the way of his sanctimony.
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Origin and Etymology of sanctimony
Middle French sanctimonie, from Latin sanctimonia, from sanctus
First Known Use: 1534See Words from the same year
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