Origin of Pharisaic
Examples from the Web for pharisaical
Yet the retribution falls also upon the Church, in that it becomes artificial, clerical, pharisaical.Edward Caldwell Moore|Edward Moore
Who says that early risers always have a Pharisaical sense of their own superiority?Records of Later Life|Frances Ann Kemble
Cowper called it 'that repository of self-righteousness and pharisaical lumber.'The English Church in the Eighteenth Century|Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
Its monks, however, point with some pharisaical satisfaction at certain neighboring establishments.Life on a Mediaeval Barony|William Stearns Davis
"Because she told me all that passed," said Oak, with a pharisaical sense that he was not as other shearers in this matter.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
1610s, from Church Latin pharisaicus, from Greek pharisaikos, from pharisaios (see Pharisee). Related: Pharisaical (1530s).