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English Dictionary: sanctimonious by the DICT Development Group
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
sanctimonious
adj
  1. excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"
    Synonym(s): holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, pharisaical, sanctimonious, self-righteous
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Sanctimonious \Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous\, a. [See {Sanctimony}.]
      1. Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly. --Shak.
  
      2. Making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness;
            hypocritically devout or pious. [bd]Like the sanctimonious
            pirate.[b8] --Shak. -- {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ly}, adv. --
            {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ness}, n.
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