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Pharisaic

[ far-uh-sey-ik ]
/ ˌfær əˈseɪ ɪk /
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adjective
of or relating to the Pharisees.
(lowercase) practicing or advocating strict observance of external forms and ceremonies of religion or conduct without regard to the spirit; self-righteous; hypocritical.
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Also Phar·i·sa·i·cal [far-uh-sey-i-kuhl] /ˌfær əˈseɪ ɪ kəl/ .

Origin of Pharisaic

1610–20; <Late Latin Pharisaicus <Greek Pharisaikós. See Pharisee, -ic

OTHER WORDS FROM Pharisaic

Phar·i·sa·i·cal·ly, adverbPhar·i·sa·i·cal·ess, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for Pharisaic

Pharisaic

Pharisaical

/ (ˌfærɪˈseɪɪk) /

adjective
Judaism of, relating to, or characteristic of the Pharisees or Pharisaism
(often not capital) righteously hypocritical

Derived forms of Pharisaic

Pharisaically, adverbPharisaicalness, noun
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