New Word – Sanctimonious
Many a times, people act like SAINTS for MONEY etc. Such people who make a fake display of holiness are called as SANCTIMONIOUS. They try to to appear full of holiness or goodness.
MEANING : hypocritically virtuous; showing or marked by false piety or righteousness
SYNONYMS : hypocritical, pious, self-righteous, smug, unctuous, canting, too good to be true, priggish, holier-than-thou
- He writes smug, sanctimonious rubbish.
- A sanctimonious expression.