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synonyms for sanctimony

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

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

Partly it’s the sanctimony, the assertion of personal freedom over any sense of public good.
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I think there is a lot of sanctimony and politics being played in this.
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There was upon his face an expression of extreme sanctimony, which was horribly repellent to the Major.
A WOMAN'S BURDENFERGUS HUME
The debate on the second reading was marked by a little brutality and much sanctimony.
THE LIFE OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
The ecclesiastical93 monitor, from spur to plume a star of sanctimony, was called the chaplain.
THE ARMY MULE AND OTHER WAR SKETCHESHENRY A. CASTLE
The least that can be said is, that it invests the sanctimony of marriage with the air of an illicit amour.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NUMBER 414, APRIL, 1850VARIOUS
Every respect is shown the memory of the deceased, but there is neither sanctimony nor suppressed sorrow at the funeral service.
UNDER FOUR ADMINISTRATIONSOSCAR S. STRAUS
Ostentatious sanctimony may deceive man, but it cannot deceive God.
THE LADIES' GUIDE TO TRUE POLITENESS AND PERFECT MANNERSELIZA LESLIE
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO SANCTIMONY

  • 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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