Sanctimonious

Pretending to be righteous.

Part of speech

adjective

Synonyms

  • pious
  • self-satisfied
  • smug

Antonyms

  • honest
  • forthright
  • open

Sentences

  1. Even though the minister was arrested, he still had the nerve to act sanctimonious in front of the congregation.
  2. Mary is a very sanctimonious person who belittles any one who doesn't volunteer as much as she does.
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