Meaning of “sanctimonious” in the English Dictionary

"sanctimonious" in British English

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sanctimoniousadjective

uk /ˌsæŋk.tɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/ us /ˌsæŋk.təˈmoʊ.ni.əs/ formal disapproving
sanctimoniously
adverb uk /ˌsæŋk.tɪˈməʊ.ni.əs.li/ us /ˌsæŋk.təˈmoʊ.ni.əs.li/
sanctimoniousness
noun [ U ] uk /ˌsæŋk.tɪˈməʊ.ni.əs.nəs/ us /ˌsæŋk.təˈmoʊ.ni.əs.nəs/

(Definition of “sanctimonious” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sanctimonious" in American English

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sanctimoniousadjective

us /ˌsæŋk·təˈmoʊ·ni·əs/ disapproving

showing that you believe you are morally better, or more religious:

sanctimonious remarks

(Definition of “sanctimonious” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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