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holier-than-thouadjective

uk   /ˌhəʊ.li.ə.ðənˈðaʊ/  us   /ˌhoʊ.li.ɚ-/ disapproving
People who are holier-than-thou ​think that they are ​morallybetter than anyone ​else.
(Definition of holier-than-thou from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “holier-than-thou”
in Chinese (Simplified) 自以为道德上高人一等的…
in Chinese (Traditional) 自以為道德上高人一等的…
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