Definition of Pharisaic

1. Adjective. Excessively or hypocritically pious. "A sickening sanctimonious smile"




Definition of Pharisaic

1. a. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees.

Definition of Pharisaic

1. Adjective. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees. ¹

2. Adjective. Emphasizing the observance of ritual or practice over the meaning. ¹

3. Adjective. Self-righteous. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pharisaic

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharisaic

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pharaonically
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phare
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pharisaic (current term)
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Literary usage of Pharisaic

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1. History of the Apostolic Church: With a General Introduction to Church History by Philip Schaff (1859)
"pharisaic or Legalistic Judaism. According to the design of its divine founder and in the inmost tendency of its nature, Judaism was a positive and direct ..."

2. A History of New Testament Times in Palestine, 175 B.C.-70 A.D. by Shailer Mathews (1910)
"It is, in fact, a pharisaic reply to 1 Maccabees,3 avowedly written to show " the manifestation made from heaven in behalf of those who were zealous to ..."

3. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1910)
"14 also indicate that he was a zealous Jew of the pharisaic type. ... The Масса- bean war had brought the pharisaic party and platform into the clear light ..."

4. Studies in Religion and Theology: The Church: in Idea and in History by Andrew Martin Fairbairn (1910)
"This was essentially the pharisaic notion of the law; and though all the scribes ... This pharisaic system, then, Jesus opposed, not as a theory of ethics, ..."

5. The Holy Land by William Hepworth Dixon (1869)
"pharisaic RITES. V^ET only some of the Pharisees, not all, went about to ... All these were pharisaic doctrines, taught in the schools of Hillel and Shammai ..."

6. The Social Teachings of the Prophets and Jesus by Charles Foster Kent (1917)
"Jesus' Rejection of the pharisaic Interpretation of the Sabbath. The question of Sabbath observance was as vital and as hotly discussed in the first ..."

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