AskDefine | Define sanctimony

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sanctimony n : the quality of being hypocritically devout [syn: sanctimoniousness]

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Etymology

From sanctus (holy), and -mony (action or result of an action).

Noun

  1. A hypocritical form of excessive piety, considered to be an affectation merely for public show.

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