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sanctimonious

  

      adj   affecting piety or making a display of holiness  
     (C17: from Latin sanctimonia sanctity, from sanctus holy)  
  sanctimoniously      adv  
  sanctimoniousness      n  
  sanctimony      n  
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sanctimonious

  
  
canting, false, goody-goody     (informal)   holier-than-thou, hypocritical, pharisaical, pi     (Brit. slang)   pietistic, pious, priggish, self-righteous, self-satisfied, smug, Tartuffian or Tartufian, too good to be true, unctuous  

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