sanctimony
noun (plural -nies) Etymology: Middle French sanctimonie, from Latin sanctimonia, from sanctus Date: 1534 1. obsolete holiness 2. affected or hypocritical holiness

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  • sanctimony — index hypocrisy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • sanctimony — (n.) 1530s, from O.Fr. sanctimonie, from L. sanctimonia sacredness (see SANCTIMONIOUS (Cf. sanctimonious)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • sanctimony — *hypocrisy, Pharisaism, cant Analogous words: pretending or pretense, simulation, feigning, counterfeiting, affecting or affectation (see corresponding verbs at ASSUME): enthusiasm, zealotry, fanaticism (see nouns at ENTHUSIAST) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • sanctimony — [saŋk′tə mō΄nē] n. [OFr sanctimonie < L sanctimonia < sanctus, holy: see SAINT] 1. affected piety or righteousness; religious hypocrisy 2. obs. var. of SANCTITY …   English World dictionary

  • sanctimony — 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

  • sanctimony — /sangk teuh moh nee/, n. 1. pretended, affected, or hypocritical religious devotion, righteousness, etc. 2. Obs. sanctity; sacredness. [1530 40; < L sanctimonia holiness. See SANCTUS, MONY] * * * …   Universalium

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