adj. Pretending to be righteous


My sanctimonious friend looks down upon people who cheat, but she passed History last year by copying someone else's answers.

Valerie is a sanctimonious girl who talks condescendingly to people who don't volunteer, but she has never volunteered outside of the required hours for school.

Synonyms: pious, self-righteous, preachy

Antonyms: humble, meek, modest

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