- affected piety or righteousness; religious hypocrisy
- Obs. sanctity
Origin of sanctimonyOld French sanctimonie from Classical Latin sanctimonia from sanctus, holy: see saint
Righteousness accompanied by an unwarranted attitude of moral or social superiority; smug or hypocritical righteousness.
Origin of sanctimonyObsolete French sanctimonie from Latin sānctimōnia sacredness from sānctus holy ; see sanctify .