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sanctimonious

[sangk-tuh-moh-nee-uh s] /ˌsæŋk təˈmoʊ ni əs/
adjective
1.
making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.:
They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America.
2.
Obsolete. holy; sacred.
Origin
1595-1605
1595-1605; sanctimony + -ous
Related forms
sanctimoniously, adverb
sanctimoniousness, noun
nonsanctimonious, adjective
nonsanctimoniously, adverb
nonsanctimoniousness, noun
unsanctimonious, adjective
unsanctimoniously, adverb
unsanctimoniousness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for un sanctimonious

sanctimonious

/ˌsæŋktɪˈməʊnɪəs/
adjective
1.
affecting piety or making a display of holiness
Derived Forms
sanctimoniously, adverb
sanctimoniousness, noun
sanctimony, noun
Word Origin
C17: from Latin sanctimonia sanctity, from sanctus holy
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Word Origin and History for un sanctimonious

sanctimonious

adj.

c.1600 (in "Measure for Measure," with the disparaging sense "making a show of sanctity, affecting an appearance of holiness"), from sanctimony + -ous. The un-ironic, literal sense was used occasionally in English from c.1600 to c.1800. Related: Sanctimoniously; sanctimoniousness.

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