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whited sepulcher

Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. An evil person who pretends to be holy or good; a hypocrite.

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  • n. a person who is inwardly evil but outwardly professes to be virtuous

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

From the simile applied by Jesus to hypocrites as exemplified by some scribes and Pharisees (Matthew 23:27).

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