[ sangk-tuh-moh-nee ]
/ ˈsæŋk təˌmoʊ ni /


pretended, affected, or hypocritical religious devotion, righteousness, etc.
Obsolete. sanctity; sacredness.

Origin of sanctimony

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

Related forms

non·sanc·ti·mo·ny, noun Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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