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sanctimonious

adjective uk   /ˌsæŋk.tɪˈməʊ.ni.əs/ us    /-ˈmoʊ-/ formal disapproving
acting as if morally better than others: sanctimonious religious leaders preaching about morality
sanctimoniously
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
sanctimoniousness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “sanctimonious”
in Spanish mojigato, santurrón…
in French moralisateur…
in German scheinheilig…
in Chinese (Traditional) 假裝聖潔的, 道貌岸然的, 僞善的…
in Chinese (Simplified) 假装圣洁的, 道貌岸然的, 伪善的…
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