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Synonyms for sanctimoniousness

a show or expression of feelings or beliefs one does not actually hold or possess

Synonyms for sanctimoniousness

the quality of being hypocritically devout


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Theodora herself isn't immune to the twisted charm of Crain's transgressive desire shrouded in sanctimoniousness. Previously she had gaily invited his spirit to dance with her--as the even more receptive Eleanor also does, later, when she is fully succumbing to the power of the house.
During the "malaise" crisis of 1979, however, it turned into sanctimoniousness. ("Too many of us now tend to worship self-indulgence and consumption.")
Generally speaking, research on attitudes toward lesbians and gay men seems to equate less affirmation with an implicit anti-gay sentiment, believed to be derived from such factors as closed-minded, dogmatic, and authoritarian cognitive styles (Hall, Matz, tk Ward, 2010; Johnson, Laboiuff, Rowatt, Patock-Peck-ham, & Carlisle, 2011), resistance to change (Jost, Glaser, Kruglanski, & Sulloway, 2003), rigid moralization (Johnson, et al., 2012), moral sanctimoniousness (Leak & Finken, 2011), and even an immature faith (Leak & Randall, 1995).
Undeniably the Brotherhood's self-righteousness represents a major predicament for progress in the Arab world, but it would be equally sanctimoniousness to discount a movement that received close to 25pc in Egypt's presidential votes.
This tradition (even made up as it is by devoutly religious writers such as Waugh and Spark) eschews the earnestness and sanctimoniousness that render the corpse a site of reverence, sorrow, and horror; as a tradition it could be said to begin with Oscar Wilde's well-known quip that one must have a heart of stone not to laugh at the death of Little Nell.
(289) Swift and vengeful retribution is no more called for than sanctimoniousness. If that is our impulse, we should, Chambers advises, consider whether we are experiencing "a strong psychological need to condemn or avoid those who engage in unprotected intercourse, in part because [we ourselves] can so easily imagine doing the same." (290) If so, we should give ourselves--not the condom code's violators--a little time out.
The story, however, does not revolve around either the Israeli-American couple or the first-person narrator who has assigned himself the easy job of throwing darts at the inflated balloon that is Yerucham's sanctimoniousness.
Martin hates Ross' sanctimoniousness, as the three effectively proceed to tear each other apart.
Its features are a love for abstractions rather than action, selfrighteousness over self-improvement, inflamed nationalism, easy judgement, moral sanctimoniousness over moral understanding and a gnawing sense of inferiority and victimhood.
"This is evil gossip, which becomes a sort of permanent ritual of hypocrisy and sanctimoniousness. Enough.
Should we always trust translators, or do they sometimes slip in oversights and sanctimoniousness that destroy the text [see Lolita, translated to Spanish by Enrique Tejedor (Grijalbo 1976)]?
Sanctimoniousness, a subcategory, lists words including hiwung (Old English), lipholiness (1591), and mawwormism (1850).
whom any right-thinking person should regard as clever charlatans, who have decided to dispense distracting and abstruse ideas about divinity and future reward: this last class is known to the people as "tarikat murids." They cleverly and subtly conceal their schemes from the ignorant population, and with grandiloquent and predictable words in their many compositions they try to prove that the Murshid is able, through fasting, lack of sleep, and other pious rituals (that is, sanctimoniousness [khanzhestvo]) to reach a state of divine truth and become endowed with imaginary supernatural secrets, and that in so doing he can be considered close to divine and make miracles happen with the help of the divine light that constantly issues from his soul.
We cannot affirm that we have the truth and that we can transform humanity, nor should we fall into Puritanism or sanctimoniousness, idealizations or abstractions or dichotomous spiritualization.