(italics) a comedy (1664–69) by Molière.
Also Tar·tufe .(often lowercase) a hypocritical pretender to piety.
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How to use Tartuffe in a sentence
She played also several important rles in comedy, among them the Dorine of Tartuffe.Queens of the French Stage | H. Noel Williams
Vaucorbeil laughed in his face; Girbal shrugged his shoulders; and the captain called him Tartuffe.Bouvard and Pcuchet, part 2 | Gustave Flaubert
How applicable are the words of Tartuffe to the advocates of this measure!
The part of the impostor and that of Aristes constitute a very admirable contrast in "Tartuffe."A Philosophical Dictionary, Volume 3 (of 10) | Franois-Marie Arouet (AKA Voltaire)
The next scene introduces Valre, the noble lover of that daughter whom the infatuated father was bent on sacrificing to Tartuffe.French Classics | William Cleaver Wilkinson
British Dictionary definitions for Tartuffe
a person who hypocritically pretends to be deeply pious
- Tartuffian or Tartufian, adjective
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