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Pharisee

noun [C] uk   /ˈfær.ɪ.siː/ us    /ˈfer-/
a member of an ancient group of Jews, written about in the Bible, who believed in obeying religious laws very carefully and separated themselves from the ordinary people disapproving a person who thinks they are very religious, but who does not care about others
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