whited sepulcherwhit·ed sepulcher
a hypocrite: Matt. 23:27
Origin of whited sepulcherliterally , a whitewashed tomb, outwardly clean but containing decaying corpses
An evil person who pretends to be holy or good; a hypocrite.
Origin of whited sepulcherFrom the simile applied by Jesus to hypocrites as exemplified by some scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:27).
(plural whited sepulchers)
- Alternative form of whited sepulchre.