whited sepulcher
noun Etymology: from the simile in Matthew 23:27 Date: 1530 a person inwardly corrupt or wicked but outwardly or professedly virtuous or holy ; hypocrite

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  • whited sepulcher — n. a hypocrite: Matt. 23:27 …   English World dictionary

  • whited sepulcher — noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous • Syn: ↑whited sepulchre • Hypernyms: ↑hypocrite, ↑dissembler, ↑dissimulator, ↑phony, ↑phoney, ↑pretender * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • whited sepulcher — an evil person who feigns goodness; hypocrite. Matt. 23:27. [1575 85] * * * …   Universalium

  • whited sepulcher — one who is hypocritical, one who pretends to be good or pious …   English contemporary dictionary

  • whited sepulcher — whit′ed sep′ulcher n. bib an evil person who feigns goodness; hypocrite. Matt. 23:27 • Etymology: 1575–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • A whited sepulcher — Sepulcher Sep ul*cher, Sepulchre Sep ul*chre, n. [OE. sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. s[ e]pulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum, sepulchrum, fr. sepelire to bury.] The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sepulcher — Sep ul*cher, Sepulchre Sep ul*chre, n. [OE. sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. s[ e]pulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum, sepulchrum, fr. sepelire to bury.] The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that purpose; a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • whited sepulchre — noun a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous • Syn: ↑whited sepulcher • Hypernyms: ↑hypocrite, ↑dissembler, ↑dissimulator, ↑phony, ↑phoney, ↑pretender * * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • Sepulchre — Sepulcher Sep ul*cher, Sepulchre Sep ul*chre, n. [OE. sepulcre, OF. sepulcre, F. s[ e]pulcre, fr. L. sepulcrum, sepulchrum, fr. sepelire to bury.] The place in which the dead body of a human being is interred, or a place set apart for that… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Deception — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Deception >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 deception deception Sgm: N 1 falseness falseness &c. 544 Sgm: N 1 untruth untruth &c. 546 Sgm: N 1 imposition imposition imposture Sgm: N 1 fraud …   English dictionary for students

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