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Definition of Sanctimonious

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 big problem when the sanctimonious, holier than thou congressmen and women go on national television for six hours and beat somebody up with a stick, and not because I'm 'Ms. Manners.' That's not what bothers me. People in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.
Bernard Goldberg

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
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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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