Adjective(1) excessively or hypocritically pious
(1) The most common line of attack from these sanctimonious scribes is that the Catholic Church is not a democracy and that so-called a la carte Catholics should get out of the church.(2) She somehow fails to mention that his massive highway projects enabled the sanctimonious suburbanites to get out of the city and into the suburbs in the first place.(3) Never sanctimonious or smug, his art seems founded on a sense of rectitude.(4) From my experience, hostility coming from the Left is a direct response to the sanctimonious , oppressive dogma and bigotry that emanates from the political Right.(5) She did not question the fact that the film was intended to portray a truth about sanctimonious priests posing as the saviours of a religious heritage.(6) There has been a massive growth in recent years of a new type of Irish person - the smug, sanctimonious person who has just moved from a city to what he or she considers the countryside.(7) I didn't want it to be this sanctimonious , preachy thing.(8) The themes of the film are worn on its striped, embroidered sleeve, and often the script gets preachy with its sanctimonious moralizing.(9) Even jogging, while seemingly harmless, has encouraged damp, smelly and sanctimonious people to stride down our streets with grinning notions of moral superiority.(10) For example, sanctimonious relief initially greeted a survey that showed the model republic to have got its best support in the referendum from voters in the more affluent urban neighbourhoods.(11) Fairytales were always a bit of a swindle, bribing us with happy endings to accept their sanctimonious morality.(12) How dare a midwife behave in such a sanctimonious and self-righteous manner.(13) Sadly this tone of sanctimonious self-righteousness characterises much of the exhibition.(14) Don't give me your sanctimonious , holier-than-thou speech about drinking.(15) But we don't need the sanctimonious scolding of a student newspaper editor to tell us voting for a party, any party, is a manifestation of our stupidity and ignorance.(16) Lest I be further accused of being sanctimonious or self-righteous, I confess I am no model of student participation.
1. self-righteous ::
2. holier-than-thou ::
heiliger as jy
3. pious ::
4. pietistic ::
5. churchy ::
7. preachy ::
8. smug ::
9. superior ::
11. hypocritical ::
12. insincere ::
13. goody-goody ::
Different Formssanctimonious, sanctimoniously, sanctimoniousness
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