Pharisaism

  • 1 Pharisaism — Phar i*sa ism, n. [Cf. F. pharisaisme.] 1. The notions, doctrines, and conduct of the Pharisees, as a sect. Sharp. [1913 Webster] 2. Rigid observance of external forms of religion, without genuine piety; hypocrisy in religion; a censorious, self… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 Pharisaism — index hypocrisy Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 Pharisaism — *hypocrisy, sanctimony, cant …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 Pharisaism — [far′ə sā΄iz΄əm] n. [ModL Pharisaïsmus < Gr(Ec) pharisaios: see PHARISEE] 1. the beliefs and practices of the Pharisees 2. [p ] pharisaic behavior, character, principles, etc …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 pharisaism — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌsāˌizəm noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin pharisaismus, from Greek pharisaios Pharisee + Latin ismus ism 1. usually capitalized : the doctrines or practices of the Pharisees the path of withdrawal, separation, and dedication, which is the… …

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  • 6 pharisaism — noun Etymology: New Latin pharisaismus, from Greek pharisaios Date: 1583 1. capitalized the doctrines or practices of the Pharisees 2. often capitalized pharisaical character, spirit, or attitude ; hypocrisy …

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  • 7 Pharisaism — Pharisaist, adj. /far euh say iz euhm/, n. 1. the principles and practices of the Pharisees. 2. (l.c.) rigid observance of external forms of religion or conduct without genuine piety; hypocrisy. Also, Phariseeism /far euh see iz euhm/. [1595… …

    Universalium

  • 8 pharisaism — noun The doctrines and practices, or the character and spirit, of the Pharisees …

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  • 9 Pharisaism — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun A show or expression of feelings or beliefs one does not actually hold or possess: hypocrisy, phoniness, sanctimoniousness, sanctimony, tar tuff ery, two facedness. See HONEST …

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  • 10 pharisaism — phar·i·sa·ism || færɪseɪɪzm n. practice of emphasizing strict religious observance over sincere belief; hypocrisy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 11 pharisaism — n. Hypocrisy, formalism, sanctimoniousness, cant, pietism, phariseeism, assumed piety, false piety …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 12 Pharisaism — n hypocrisy, insincerity, falseness, Tar tuffery, Pecksniffery; formalism, mere show, solemn mockery; sanctimony, sanctimoniousness, self righteousness, religiosity, false piety, over piety, pietism, piousness; cant, mummery, mouthing, lip… …

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  • 13 pharisaism — phar·i·sa·ism …

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  • 14 Pharisaism — Phar•i•sa•ism [[t]ˈfær ə seɪˌɪz əm[/t]] also Phar•i•see•ism [[t] siˌɪz əm[/t]] n. 1) jud the principles and practices of the Pharisees 2) jud (l.c.) pharisaic character, behavior, or practice; sanctimoniousness Phar′i•sa•ist, adj …

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  • 15 pharisaism — /ˈfærəseɪˌɪzəm/ (say faruhsay.izuhm) noun 1. pharisaic doctrine and practice. 2. rigid observance of external forms of religion without genuine piety; hypocrisy. Also, phariseeism /ˈfærəsiˌɪzəm/ (say faruhsee.izuhm) …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 16 Pharisees — • A politico religious sect or faction among the adherents of later Judaism, that came into existence as a class about the third century B.C. . . . Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pharisees     Pharisees …

    Catholic encyclopedia

  • 17 phar|i|see|ism — «FAR uh see IHZ uhm», noun. = Pharisaism. (Cf. ↑Pharisaism) phar|i|see|ism «FAR uh see IHZ uhm», noun. = pharisaism. (Cf. ↑pharisaism) …

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  • 18 Phar|i|see|ism — «FAR uh see IHZ uhm», noun. = Pharisaism. (Cf. ↑Pharisaism) phar|i|see|ism «FAR uh see IHZ uhm», noun. = pharisaism. (Cf. ↑pharisaism) …

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  • 19 CHRISTIANITY — CHRISTIANITY, a general term denoting the historic community deriving from the original followers of Jesus of Nazareth; the institutions, social and cultural patterns, and the beliefs and doctrines evolved by this community; and – in the   widest …

    Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • 20 hypocrisy — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. deceit, dissembling, pretense, falsity, insincerity; sanctimony, cant, Phariseeism. See falsehood, impiety. Ant., honesty, sincerity. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. quackery, casuistry, pharisaism,… …

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