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Pharisaical

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Adjective

1. holier-than-thou, pharisaic, pharisaical, pietistic, pietistical, sanctimonious, self-righteous

excessively or hypocritically pious

Example Sentences:
'a sickening sanctimonious smile'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


Pharisaical

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adjective
1. Judaism
of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pharisees or Pharisaism
2. (often not capital)
righteously hypocritical

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Pharisaical

see synonyms of pharisaical
adjective
1. 
of the Pharisees
2.  [p-]
emphasizing or observing the letter but not the spirit of religious law; self-righteous; sanctimonious
3.  [p-]
pretending to be highly moral or virtuous without actually being so; hypocritical
: also ˌphariˈsaical

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Pharisaical

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adj.
1. Pharisaic also Pharisaical Of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pharisees.
2. Hypocritically self-righteous and condemnatory.

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