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

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Princeton's WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. sanctimoniousadjective

    Synonyms:
    pharisaical, affectedly holy, hypocritically devout

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "sanctimonious":

    moralist, moralistic, hypocritical

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How to use sanctimonious in a sentence?

  1. Mark Twain:

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

  2. 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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