Meaning of sanctimonious

sanc•ti•mo•ni•ous

Pronunciation: (sangk"tu-mō'nē-us), [key]
— adj.
  1. making a hypocritical show of religious devotion, piety, righteousness, etc.: They resented his sanctimonious comments on immorality in America.
  2. holy; sacred.
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