Examples from the Web for sanctimoniousness
“One of his weaknesses is his sanctimoniousness,” says this person, who wished to remain anonymous.
So there's a time to be humble and a time to be indignant, sanctimoniousness, a scold, etc.
Others may call such jealous searchings of spirit “sanctimoniousness” and “enthusiasm.”The Mind of Jesus|John R. Macduff
True sanctity and sanctimoniousness are entirely different things.Practical Religion|John Charles Ryle
He has a sharp round face which has not been spoiled by sanctimoniousness.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
Tall and lean, immaculate and trim, he exhales an atmosphere of sanctimoniousness.Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist|Alexander Berkman
I feel sure we generally miss the force of these words through our Caucasian sanctimoniousness.The Conquest of Fear|Basil King
British Dictionary definitions for sanctimoniousness
Word Origin for sanctimonious
Word Origin and History for sanctimoniousness
c.1600 (in "Measure for Measure," with the disparaging sense "making a show of sanctity, affecting an appearance of holiness"), from sanctimony + -ous. The un-ironic, literal sense was used occasionally in English from c.1600 to c.1800. Related: Sanctimoniously; sanctimoniousness.