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Definition of Sanctimonious


  1. Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly.
  2. Making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness; hypocritically devout or pious.

Sanctimonious Quotations

I have a zero tolerance for sanctimonious morons who try to scare people.
Pat Robertson

I completely scorn the falsifying, the sanctimonious, the cheap and the shoddy.
Ralph Thomas Walker

Even if people do wrong, we're social animals, so what can we do about stopping them doing the same things in future? Saying people are 'bad' or 'evil' is just an unwillingness to engage; an unwillingness to try to empathise. That sanctimonious attitude doesn't help anyone.
Denise Mina

I have a liberal definition of news because I think news can be what excites people. I'm not very sanctimonious about what news is and isn't.
Diane Sawyer

When you do something moral and upright and wander off by yourself, well, everyone doesn't always follow you, do they, right? You pat yourself on your sanctimonious back but it doesn't mean the crowd rewards you for doing what you think is right.
Amity Shlaes
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Sanctimonious Translations

sanctimonious in French is cagot
sanctimonious in German is scheinheilig
sanctimonious in Italian is ipocrita
sanctimonious in Swedish is skenhelig

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