Pharisaic

Pharisaic

[far-uh-sey-ik]
adjective
1.
of or pertaining to the Pharisees.
2.
(lowercase) practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit; self-righteous; hypocritical.
Also, Pharisaical.


Origin:
1610–20; < Late Latin Pharisaicus < Greek Pharisaikós. See Pharisee, -ic

Pharisaically, adverb
Pharisaicaless, noun
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Pharisaic or Pharisaical (ˌfærɪˈseɪɪk)
 
adj
1.  Judaism of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pharisees or Pharisaism
2.  (often not capital) righteously hypocritical
 
Pharisaical or Pharisaical
 
adj
 
Phari'saically or Pharisaical
 
adv
 
Phari'saicalness or Pharisaical
 
n

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