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  1. holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, pharisaical, sanctimonious, self-righteousadjective

    excessively or hypocritically pious

    "a sickening sanctimonious smile"

    Synonyms:
    pharisaic, pietistical, self-righteous, sanctimonious, pharisaical, pietistic

    Antonyms:
    impious

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  1. Hillary Clinton:

    When you try to act holier than thou, it really doesn’t work.

  2. Matt Walter:

    We understand that voters are different from Portland, Maine to Portland, Oregon, while the progressive mindset is one of top-down policies, holder wants favorable Democratic districts while arguing a false holier-than-thou principle of do as I say, not as I do.

  3. Christopher Zoukis:

    A lot of people who are Justin Paperny level, first of all, don't believe that they did anything wrong and certainly don't think they deserve any kind of punishment, and when they do get punishment, they don't believe they deserve this kind of punishment, and they go into prison with this' holier than thou' attitude.

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