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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sanctimonious mean? 

  The adjective SANCTIMONIOUS has 1 sense:

1. excessively or hypocritically pious

  Familiarity information: SANCTIMONIOUS used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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Excessively or hypocritically pious


holier-than-thou; pharisaic; pharisaical; sanctimonious; self-righteous; pietistic; pietistical

Context example:

a sickening sanctimonious smile


pious (having or showing or expressing reverence for a deity)

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