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Word: sanctimonious

Definition: displaying ostentatious or hypocritical devoutness; N. sanctimony: hypocritical piety


Sentences Containing 'sanctimonious'

Art historian Jean Sutherland Boggs describes him as a history painter "in a pious Christian tradition", and likens his "correct, moral, bourgeois, and even sanctimonious portraits" to those of Flandrin, whom Lamothe assisted in the decoration of the church of St-Martin-d'Ainay in 1855.

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