Definition of Pharisaical

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




Definition of Pharisaical

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

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

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Pharisaical

1. [adj]

Medical Definition of Pharisaical

1. 1. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees. "The Pharisaic sect among the Jews." 2. Hence: Addicted to external forms and ceremonies; making a show of religion without the spirit of it; ceremonial; formal; hypocritical; self-righteous. "Excess of outward and pharisaical holiness. " . "Pharisaical ostentation." . Pharisa"ically, Pharisa"icalness. Origin: L. Pharisaicus, Gr., cf. F. Pharisaique. See Pharisee. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pharisaical

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pharisaical (current term)
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Literary usage of Pharisaical

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1. Cotton is King, and Pro-slavery Arguments: Comprising the Writings of by David Christy, Albert Taylor Bledsoe, Thornton Stringfellow, Robert Goodloe Harper, James Henry Hammond, Samuel Adolphus Cartwright, Charles Hodge (1860)
"... Alliance—Amount of Slave labor Cotton in England at that moment—pharisaical conduct—The Scotchman taking his wife under protest—Anecdote—American Cotton ..."

2. The Works of William Shakespeare by William Shakespeare (1887)
"S. He is a fool of the solemn pompous order, conceited and pharisaical. His puritanical precision incites the conspirators in the household to play their ..."

3. The Annals of the English Bible by Christopher Anderson (1845)
"... out the thorns and briars of their pharisaical glosses, wherewith they had stopped up the narrow way and strait gate, that few could find them. ..."

4. An Excursion to California Over the Prairie, Rocky Mountains, and Great by William Kelly (1851)
"... and Clergymen—A Field for Moral Reflections—The Press at Sacramento— Its pharisaical Conduct—An editorial Leader—Its natural Tendency—Editorial Puffs; ..."

5. Select Discourses by John Smith, Simon Patrick, John Worthington (1821)
"OF THE SHORTNESS OF A pharisaical RIGHTEOUSNESS. CHAP. I. A general account of men's mistakes about religion. Men arc nowhere more lazy and sluggish, ..."

6. The Works of Thomas Jackson, D.D. ...: Sometime President of Corpus Christi by Thomas Jackson (1844)
"Now pharisaical hypocrisy, or the leaven o/'Phari-Thecom- sees, hath always some ground oi truth, and a great hypocrisy measure of zeal, ..."

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