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Tartuffery

[ tahr-toof-uh-ree, -too-fuh- ]
/ tɑrˈtʊf ə ri, -ˈtu fə- /
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noun
behavior or character of a Tartuffe, especially hypocritical piety.
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Origin of Tartuffery

From the French word tartufferie, dating back to 1850–55. See Tartuffe, -ry

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How to use Tartuffery in a sentence

  • Every nation has its own "Tartuffery," and calls that its virtue.

    Beyond Good and Evil|Friedrich Nietzsche
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