Definition of Holier-than-thou

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




Definition of Holier-than-thou

1. Adjective. sanctimonious, self-righteously, or hypocritically pious ¹

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Holier-than-thou

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holiday ownership
holiday resort
holiday season
holiday syndrome
holidayed
holidayer
holidayers
holidaying
holidaymaker
holidaymakers
holidaymaking
holidays
holie
holier
holier-than-thou (current term)
holies
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holiness
holinesse
holinesses
holing
holing out
holing up
holings
holism
holisms
holist

Literary usage of Holier-than-thou

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychologic Method in Teaching by William Arch McKeever (1909)
"Holier than Thou. The fact that the teacher or parent is doing everything possible to enable the child to arise above every kind of wrong-doing does not ..."

2. The Commentary of Ibn Ezra on Isaiah by Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra (1873)
"... am holier than thou. It is an intransitive verb ; as to the suffix,6 comp. *31S\M " have gone out of me " (Jer. x. ..."

3. The Commentary of Ibn Ezra on Isaiah by Abraham ben Meïr Ibn Ezra (1873)
"... am holier than thou. It is an intransitive verb ; as to the suffix,6 сотр. '31K¥» " have gone out of me " (Jer. x. ..."

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