- sanctimonious (adj.)
- c. 1600 (in "Measure for Measure," with the disparaging sense "making a show of sanctity, affecting an appearance of holiness"), from sanctimony + -ous. The un-ironic, literal sense was used occasionally in English from c. 1600 to c. 1800. Related: Sanctimoniously; sanctimoniousness.
- 1. He writes smug, sanctimonious waffle.
- 2. He writes smug, sanctimonious rubbish.
- 3. You sanctimonious little hypocrite!
- 4. It's that sanctimonious air that people can't stand.
- 5. If we were the bosses, we'd consider finding a replacement for this uptight , petty , sanctimonious clerk.
- 如果我们是老板, 就会考虑解雇这种小题大做且固执伪善的小职员.
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