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Tartuffery

[tahr-too f-uh-ree, -too-fuh-]
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noun
  1. 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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Related Words for tartuffery

affectation, bigotry, cant, casuistry, deceit, deception, dishonesty, display, double-dealing, duplicity, falsity, fraud, imposture, insincerity, irreverence, lie, mockery, pharisaism, phoniness, pietism

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Historical Examples of tartuffery

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

    Beyond Good and Evil

    Friedrich Nietzsche