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Tartuffe

[ tahr-toof, -toof; French tar-tyf ]
/ tɑrˈtʊf, -ˈtuf; French tarˈtüf /
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noun, plural Tar·tuffes [tahr-toofs, -toofs; French tar-tyf] /tɑrˈtʊfs, -ˈtufs; French tarˈtüf/ for 2.
(italics) a comedy (1664–69) by Molière.
Also Tar·tufe .(often lowercase) a hypocritical pretender to piety.
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Tartuffe

Tartufe

/ (tɑːˈtʊf, -ˈtuːf) /

noun
a person who hypocritically pretends to be deeply pious

Derived forms of Tartuffe

Tartuffian or Tartufian, adjective

Word Origin for Tartuffe

from the character in the Molière's comedy Tartuffe (1664)
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