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holier-than-thou

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Exhibiting an attitude of superior virtue; self-righteously pious.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective being excessively or hypocritically pious while condemning others as being less virtuous than oneself.

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  • adjective sanctimonious, self-righteously, or hypocritically pious

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective excessively or hypocritically pious

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