The definition of sanctimonious involves making a big show about how you are better or morally superior to others.adjective
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.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
Origin: < sanctimony + -ous
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- sancˌti·moˈni·ous·ly adverb
- sancˌti·moˈni·ous·ness noun