[ US /ˈsæŋktɪˌmoʊni/ ]
[ UK /sˈɑːnktɪməni/ ]
  1. the quality of being hypocritically devout
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How To Use sanctimony In A Sentence

  • But with any luck, it will be a eye-feast of hundreds of thousands of good-humored, well-behaved Americans, there to answer the cynicism of Glenn Beck's "Restoring Honor" rally, at which the notion that the election of a black president somehow sullied the nation's dignity was dressed in sanctimony and a display of patriotism so bombastic that it was almost camp. Adele Stan: 4 Reasons Why Jon Stewart's Rally to Restore Sanity Is Great for Progressives
  • The microphone; the sampler, the phonograph, the electric guitar, the DJ, all of have infringed upon the sanctimony of contemporary popular music and came out vindicated.
  • With so much apparently genuine mutual admiration and warm fuzziness in the air, this could be the season that we end up begging Liverpool fans to embark on one of their minute's silences, if only to get temporary respite from the loved-up sanctimony that looks set to submerge Anfield. Very Little To Protest About
  • This isn't a plea for sympathy; along with their self-doubt, journalists are given to insufferable vanity and sanctimony.
  • Smug sanctimony is an interesting disease as those infected usually believe they speak for everyone else and are objective observers. EXCLUSIVE: LOAN TORY CHOOSES THIS BLOG TO GO PUBLIC
  • Worse than this dippy nonsense is the smug hippie sanctimony Glastonbury attracts.
  • But the overprivileged sanctimony of Rep. Broun, and the 62 cosponsors of The Sanctity of Life Act, serves only to make the United States a little less free and forgiving for most of us. Ian Squires: Sanctimonious Sanctity
  • If anything, the movie's sharks home in on presumptuousness and sanctimony like, well, sharks to blood, but it would also be fair to say that the sharks' motivation is, if not arbitrary, unknowable.
  • An exquisitely addictive, high-minded, bare-fisted, low-churchstyle sanctimony. BEHINDLINGS
  • Perry has dealt in stereotypes and rude humor, with a side order of sanctimony. Marshall Fine: HuffPost Review: For Colored Girls
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