sanctimonious


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excessively or hypocritically pious

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Gingrich, accused of sanctimonious hypocrisy in one instance, invited his audience to turn its opprobrium upon institutions perceived to be offering sanctimonious hypocrisy every day.
I can see an obviously sanctimonious style can irritate, as does clever accounting by some, using overseas accounts to minimise tax liabilities.
NNA - 15/08/2011 - Maronite Patriarch Mar Bechara Boutros Al-Rahi winded up on Monday evening his visit to Deir Al-Ahmar of Baalbek city, stressing that human life is sanctimonious.
I find her comments very sanctimonious in the extreme, the (Coventry market) stallholders would not offer pounds 1 bowls if there was not a need, which there most certainly is for those less fortunate than this woman of obvious means.
Even if Blair counts himself as one of their number, his failure to acknowledge the havoc caused by his sanctimonious blunders is an embarrassment to them.
Islamabad, Jan 23(ANI): The conservative censure faced by Pakistani actress Veena Malik for cavorting with a Hindu man during her stint on an Indian reality TV show depicts the Pakistani society's 'double standards' bolstered by its sanctimonious hypocrisy, an editorial in a Pakistani newspaper has said.
However, your friend will always behave one of two ways; either they will turn up to parties and sit on their own looking sanctimonious or they talk loudly about your previous girlfriend, especially if they have any anecdote regarding your sex life.
Summary: A Government minister has apologised for calling Commons Speaker John Bercow a "stupid, sanctimonious dwarf".
What is worse is that his colleagues have leapt to his defence and the Press is filled with sanctimonious blatherings about his 'integrity' and honour.
Kyle (left) is so arrogant and sanctimonious, he would probably do it for free.
Misogyny may indeed fester under Islam, but let us not wag our Christian fingers in sanctimonious rebuke until our own house is in good repair.
And I don't just mean Robin Hood - Dr Who and EastEnders are equally sanctimonious.
The New York Times, that sanctimonious alleged pinnacle of respectable journalism, recently "broke" the story of legions of bucket brigades foraging off the thousands of abandoned pools that have been created by the economic recession.
After sitting through an hour of garbage being spouted by the reporter and the sanctimonious police spokesman, such was my frustration that I let out an involuntary whoop when Paul Kenyon was physically thrown out of the pub, and then again when he received a kick which, sadly, we did not actually see make contact.
The next best thing to traveling is to read a well crafted travelogue--plus you don't have to experience the dubious joys of crowded flights, strange foods, sanitation challenges, and personal encounters with 'swindlers, sleaze balls and sanctimonious hippies' yourself.