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Synonyms for sanctimonious
ˌsæŋk təˈmoʊ ni əssanc·ti·mo·nious

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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, pharisaical, pietistic, holier-than-thou

    Antonyms:
    impious

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. sanctimoniousadjective

    Synonyms:
    pharisaical, affectedly holy, hypocritically devout

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "sanctimonious":

    moralist, moralistic, hypocritical

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#38412hypocritical
#103880sanctimonious
#104238moralistic
#128290moralist
#293762pharisaic

How to use sanctimonious in a sentence?

  1. Donald Trump:

    Andrew McCabe FIRED, a great day for the hard working men and women of the FBI - A great day for Democracy, sanctimonious James Comey was Sanctimonious James Comey boss and made Andrew McCabe look like a choirboy. Sanctimonious James Comey knew all about the lies and corruption going on at the highest levels of the FBI !

  2. Mark Twain:

    [He was] a solemn, unsmiling, sanctimonious old iceberg who looked like he was waiting for a vacancy in the Trinity.

  3. Thomas Jefferson:

    Some men look at constitutions with sanctimonious reverence, and deem them like the ark of the covenant, too sacred to be touched. They ascribe to the men of the preceding age a wisdom more than human, and suppose what they did to be beyond amendment.


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