[tahr-too f-uh-ree, -too-fuh-]


behavior or character of a Tartuffe, especially hypocritical piety.

Origin of Tartuffery

From the French word tartufferie, dating back to 1850–55. See Tartuffe, -ry
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Examples from the Web for tartuffery

Historical Examples of tartuffery

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

    Beyond Good and Evil

    Friedrich Nietzsche