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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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