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sanctimonious adj : excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile" [syn: holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, pharisaical, self-righteous]

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  1. Making a show of being morally better than others.
  2. hypocritically pious
  3. Holy, devout


Making a show of being morally better than others
hypocritically pious

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