holier holier  /ˈhoʊ li ər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a sacred place of pilgrimage
  2. (adj) belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. A woman at this evening's session gripes that her sister is holier than thou but discovers that she is doing the same thing.
  2. The other flaw is this attitude of holier than thou.
  3. There is no holier icon in the church of the First Amendment than the anonymous leak.

News

  • Keck's Exclusives First Look: Anna Camp Goes Back to True Blood

    Holier-than-thou horndog Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was last seen on HBO's True Blood as a minister's cheating Mrs. back in 2009. When the crazed character reappears in Bon Temps on June 30, we'll learn she's written a best-selling book about what it means to be a Christian fighting vampires, Camp says. And she's working her way into politics, because she's craving more power and fame. That ain't ...
    on June 17, 2013     Source: TV Guide

Quotes

  1. McCain told CNN the decision was Craig's to make, "but my opinion is that when you plead guilty to a crime, you shouldn't serve. That's not a moral stand. That's not a holier-than-thou. It's just a factual situation."
    on Aug 29, 2007 By: John McCain Source: Guardian Unlimited

  2. Romney called it "desperate, maybe negative," adding moments later, "I get tired of people that are holier than thou because they've been pro-life longer than I have."
    on Aug 5, 2007 By: Mitt Romney Source: Forbes

  3. "Given that he's been very holier than thou about these things, it would seem he has some explaining to do to his party and the electorate," said Alistair Graham, ex-chairman of the Committee on Standards in Public Life.
    on Apr 21, 2010 By: Alistair Graham Source: Sydney Morning Herald

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