Sanctimonious Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous, a. [See {Sanctimony}.] 1. Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. Making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness; hypocritically devout or pious. ``Like the sanctimonious pirate.'' --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]

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  • sanctimoniously — sanctimonious ► ADJECTIVE derogatory ▪ making a show of being morally superior. DERIVATIVES sanctimoniously adverb sanctimoniousness noun sanctimony noun. ORIGIN from Latin sanctimonia sanctity …   English terms dictionary

  • sanctimoniously — adverb in a sanctimonious manner she was sanctimoniously criticizing everybody • Syn: ↑self righteously • Derived from adjective: ↑self righteous (for: ↑self righteously), ↑sanctimonious …   Useful english dictionary

  • sanctimoniously — adverb see sanctimonious …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • sanctimoniously — See sanctimonious. * * * …   Universalium

  • sanctimoniously — adverb In a sanctimonious manner …   Wiktionary

  • sanctimoniously — adv. self righteously, in the manner of pretending to be pious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • sanctimoniously — sanc·ti·mo·ni·ous·ly …   English syllables

  • sanctimoniously — See: sanctimonious …   English dictionary

  • sanctimonious — sanctimoniously, adv. sanctimoniousness, n. /sangk teuh moh nee euhs/, adj. 1. making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.: They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America. 2. Obs. holy; sacred.… …   Universalium

  • self-righteously — adverb in a sanctimonious manner she was sanctimoniously criticizing everybody • Syn: ↑sanctimoniously • Derived from adjective: ↑self righteous, ↑sanctimonious (for: ↑sanctimoniously) …   Useful english dictionary

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