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[adj] excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"


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\Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous\, a. [See {Sanctimony}.]
1. Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly. --Shak.
2. Making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness; hypocritically devout or pious. ``Like the sanctimonious pirate.'' --Shak. -- {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ly}, adv. -- {Sanc`ti*mo"ni*ous*ness}, n.

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