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synonyms for holier-than-thou

  • artificial
  • goody-goody
  • high-hat
  • judgmental
  • pietistic
  • sanctimonious
  • simon-pure
  • smug
  • snobbish
  • unctuous
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How to use holier-than-thou in a sentence

Honour the physician for the need thou hast of him: for the most High hath created him.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Solely over one man therein thou hast quite absolute control.
PEARLS OF THOUGHTMATURIN M. BALLOU
For it is better that thy children should ask of thee, than that thou look toward the hands of thy children.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
In the time when thou shalt end the days of thy life, and in the time of thy decease, distribute thy inheritance.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Forget it not: for there is no returning, and thou shalt do him no good, and shalt hurt thyself.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The life of a laborer that is content with what he hath, shall be sweet, and in it thou shalt find a treasure.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Thou fell spirit of pride, prejudice, ignorance, and mauvaise honte!
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Renounce the good law of the worshippers of Mazda, and thou shalt gain such a boon as the Murderer gained, the ruler of nations.
SOLOMON AND SOLOMONIC LITERATUREMONCURE DANIEL CONWAY
Be ashamed of upbraiding speeches before friends: and after thou hast given, upbraid not.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Have mercy on thy people, upon whom thy name is invoked: and upon Israel, whom thou hast raised up to be thy firstborn.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO HOLIER-THAN-THOU

  • PC
  • Victorian
  • god-fearing
  • goody-two-shoes
  • holier-than-thou
  • moral
  • nice
  • pious
  • politically correct
  • priggish
  • prissy
  • prudish
  • puritan
  • self-righteous
  • strait-laced
  • unctuous
  • virtuous
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