Tartuffe definition

tär-to͝of, -to͝of
A hypocrite, especially one who affects religious piety.
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(person, proper) The title character, a religious hypocrite, of a satirical comedy (1664-69) by Molière.
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A hypocrite.
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A religious hypocrite.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tartuffe
Plural:
tartuffes

Origin of tartuffe

  • After the protagonist of Tartuffe , a play by Molière

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • French, from the protagonist Tartuffe in the play of the same name by Molière

    From Wiktionary