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Sanctimonious means false or hypocritical piety of righteousness.

Sanctimonious is an adjective.

Synonyms: pretentious, holier-than-thou, preachy.

Antonyms: humble, modest, unpretentious.

Sample Usage

Mr.Ravi is unpretentious and truly modest; he doesn't have a sanctimonious bone in his heart.

The sanctimonious boy bragged that he gave his money to the temple, but he really gambled it away each week.

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