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Partly it’s the sanctimony, the assertion of personal freedom over any sense of public good.

I think there is a lot of sanctimony and politics being played in this.

The legislature was out to get him, he raged with awe-inspiring sanctimony.

And far from defining him as an empty suit, it suggests he is one filled with both hubris and sanctimony.

She remained always allergic to sanctimony, impatient with convention, honest to the point of impropriety.

Humor has given way to humorlessness, sarcasm to sanctimony, irony to invective.

We at The Daily Beast seek to provide a counterweight to all this sanctimony.

There was upon his face an expression of extreme sanctimony, which was horribly repellent to the Major.

The debate on the second reading was marked by a little brutality and much sanctimony.

The ecclesiastical93 monitor, from spur to plume a star of sanctimony, was called the chaplain.

The least that can be said is, that it invests the sanctimony of marriage with the air of an illicit amour.

Every respect is shown the memory of the deceased, but there is neither sanctimony nor suppressed sorrow at the funeral service.


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On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sanctimony, such as: affectation, bigotry, cant, casuistry, deceit, and deception.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.