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sanctimonious

adjective

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formal + disapproving pretending to be morally better than other people
  • sanctimonious politicians
  • A sanctimonious speech from someone who refused to acknowledge his own past failings.

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“Sanctimonious.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sanctimonious. Accessed 15 Jun. 2021.

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