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synonyms for sanctimoniousness

  • affectation
  • bigotry
  • cant
  • casuistry
  • deceit
  • deception
  • dishonesty
  • display
  • dissembling
  • dissimulation
  • double-dealing
  • duplicity
  • falsity
  • fraud
  • glibness
  • imposture
  • insincerity
  • irreverence
  • lie
  • mockery
  • pietism
  • quackery
  • sanctimony
  • speciousness
  • unctuousness
  • bad faith
  • false profession
  • lip service
  • pharisaicalness
  • pharisaism
  • phoniness
  • tartuffery
  • two-facedness
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antonyms for sanctimoniousness

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  • fairness
  • forthrightness
  • frankness
  • honesty
  • openness
  • respect
  • trustworthiness
  • truth
  • truthfulness
  • uprightness
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How to use sanctimoniousness in a sentence

They exhibit, in the same set phrases, the same large amount of somewhat obtrusive sanctimoniousness.
LEADING ARTICLES ON VARIOUS SUBJECTSHUGH MILLER
Others may call such jealous searchings of spirit “sanctimoniousness” and “enthusiasm.”
THE MIND OF JESUSJOHN R. MACDUFF
A woman prefers one measure of frivolity to nine measures of Pharisaic sanctimoniousness.
HEBRAIC LITERATURE; TRANSLATIONS FROM THE TALMUD, MIDRASHIM AND KABBALAVARIOUS
Such oily and voluble sanctimoniousness needed no modification to be fitted to appear before the footlights in satirical drama.
HAWTHORNE AND HIS CIRCLEJULIAN HAWTHORNE
Thus the novel fires many a sanctimoniousness, makes lurid many a hesitating life.
A NOVELIST ON NOVELSW. L. GEORGE
Last week three of his 'prentices bolted because they could not stand his sanctimoniousness any longer.
THE DAY OF WRATHMAURUS JKAI
All must admit his ability and learning, while in sanctimoniousness of deportment he was unrivalled.
THE EMANCIPATION OF MASSACHUSETTSBROOKS ADAMS
But a decided refusal had been returned—a refusal tinged with characteristic sanctimoniousness.
ALETTABERTRAM MITFORD
Tall and lean, immaculate and trim, he exhales an atmosphere of sanctimoniousness.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
It was another manifestation of hypocritical sanctimoniousness.
JESUS THE CHRISTJAMES EDWARD TALMAGE
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SANCTIMONIOUSNESS

  • affected piety
  • deceit
  • dishonesty
  • humbug
  • hypocrisy
  • hypocriticalness
  • insincerity
  • lip service
  • pecksniffery
  • pharisaicalness
  • pious platitudes
  • pomposity
  • pretense
  • pretentiousness
  • sanctimoniousness
  • sanctimony
  • sham holiness
  • show
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