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sanctimony

[ sangk-tuh-moh-nee ]
/ ˈsæŋk təˌmoʊ ni /
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noun
pretended, affected, or hypocritical religious devotion, righteousness, etc.
Obsolete. sanctity; sacredness.
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Origin of sanctimony

First recorded in 1530–40, sanctimony is from the Latin word sānctimōnia holiness. See Sanctus, -mony

OTHER WORDS FROM sanctimony

non·sanc·ti·mo·ny, noun
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