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holier-than-thou

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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Translation of Isaiah 65:5 קְדֵשְׁתִּיךָ. Origin 1910–15.[1]

AdjectiveEdit

holier-than-thou (comparative more holier-than-thou, superlative most holier-than-thou)

  1. sanctimonious, self-righteously, or hypocritically pious

ReferencesEdit

2. “holier-than-thou” (US) / “holier-than-thou” (UK) in Oxford Dictionaries, Oxford University Press.