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SELF-RIGHTEOUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does self-righteous mean? 

SELF-RIGHTEOUS (adjective)
  The adjective SELF-RIGHTEOUS has 1 sense:

1. excessively or hypocritically pious

  Familiarity information: SELF-RIGHTEOUS used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SELF-RIGHTEOUS (adjective)


Sense 1self-righteous [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Excessively or hypocritically pious

Synonyms:

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

Context example:

a sickening sanctimonious smile

Similar:

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


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