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Tartuffe or Tartufe (tɑːˈtʊf, -ˈtuːf, tɑːˈtʊf, -ˈtuːf)
a person who hypocritically pretends to be deeply pious
[from the character in the Molière's comedy Tartuffe (1664)]
Tartufe or Tartufe
[from the character in the Molière's comedy Tartuffe (1664)]
Tar'tuffian or Tartufe
Tar'tufian or Tartufe

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