Sanctimonious meaning

săngktə-mōnē-əs
Self-righteous, smug, etc.
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Pretending to be holy or pious; affecting sanctity.
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Behaving with sanctimony.

A sanctimonious politician who was proven to be a hypocrite.

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Characterized by sanctimony.
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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.

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Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.
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(archaic) Holy, devout.
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Origin of sanctimonious