- The definition of sanctimonious involves making a big show about how you are better or morally superior to others.
An example of sanctimonious is someone who always goes on and on about how he does tons of charity work and is such a great person.
sanctimonious definition by Webster's New World
Origin: ; from sanctimony plush -ous
sanctimonious definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- sancˌti·moˈni·ous·ly adverb
- sancˌti·moˈni·ous·ness noun