sanctimonious

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

sanctimony +‎ -ous

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌsæŋk.tɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/, /ˌsæŋk.təˈməʊ.ni.əs/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌsæŋk.tɪˈmoʊ.ni.əs/, /ˌsæŋk.təˈmoʊ.ni.əs/

Adjective[edit]

sanctimonious (comparative more sanctimonious, superlative most sanctimonious)

  1. Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
  2. (archaic) Holy, devout.

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