holier-than-thou

holier-than-thou

[hoh-lee-er-thuhn-thou]
adjective
1.
obnoxiously pious; sanctimonious; self-righteous.
noun
2.
a person who is obnoxiously pious or self-righteous.

Origin:
1910–15

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holier-than-thou definition


  1. mod.
    superior in piety; condescending. : She has such a holier-than-thou attitude.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
Copyright 2007. Published by McGraw-Hill Education.
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