What does the word sanctimonious mean?

    Part of speech: adverb

  • Sanctimoniously.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Sanctimoniousness.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Making a show of sanctimony.

Usage examples for sanctimonious

  1. But his dialect, to the colonel's ears, was distinctly that of New England, and to this was added a puritanical and sanctimonious drawl. – Mr. Jack Hamlin's Mediation and Other Stories by Bret Harte
  2. You seem sincere without being sanctimonious. – The Blotting Book by E. F. Benson
  3. Instead, Yada assumed an almost sanctimonious air. – The Orange-Yellow Diamond by J. S. Fletcher