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adjective as in self-righteously pious

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Goodell also has to get off the increasingly wearisome holier-than-thou kick.

Herman likes to give the appearance of living this holier-than-thou life.

Unfortunately for Edwards, the holier-than-thou approach won her few fans.

This has been tried out successfully in many industrial enterprises, with happy surprise for the holier-than-thou skeptics.

She shrank from the holier-than-thou attitude; yet to remain quiet might be taken as approval.

There was no assumption of godliness nor conceit, no holier-than-thou smirk about the child.

I don't want your pity or your charity or any of your holier-than-thou butting in—all I want's just to be let alone.

I've watched the lot of you Cavendishes, with yer stuck-up 'holier-than-thou' ways.


On this page you'll find 14 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to holier-than-thou, such as: artificial, goody-goody, high-hat, judgmental, pietistic, and sanctimonious.

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