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- n. The property of being sanctimonious.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sanctimonious character or condition.
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- n. the quality of being hypocritically devout
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This kind of christian martyrdom sainthood sanctimoniousness is common with these guys who have messianic tendencies and an inability to admit failure.
Determine that you will overcome this sanctimoniousness, which is the curse of a great deal of the religion of this day.
"sanctimoniousness" which sometimes clings to it, because no other word suggests as well the exact combination of affections which the text goes on to describe.
Polly Toynbee: reaches heights of sanctimoniousness and hypocrisy hitherto uncharted.
There's a strong element of sanctimoniousness that comes out in almost everything he says, and I think people pick that up.
Well, in Buddhist law, the Gerbil punishment is reserved for those committing the sin of mind-numbingly annoying self-righteous sanctimoniousness.
Meanwhile, one of MTV's networks is showing a surprising degree of sanctimoniousness about the whole Sheen situation.
He has given sanctimoniousness a new meaning, an entirely new one.
Barbara Bush had an air of sanctimoniousness about Katrina's devastation with her "underprivileged anyway" words of patrician moral wisdom.
On some parts of the political left a belief that the traditional left wing has a monopoly on progressivism is driving a blinkered sanctimoniousness.