holier-than-thou holier-than-thou

Definition(s):

  • (adj) excessively or hypocritically pious

Usage(s):

  1. Moreover you'll forgive me if I gag a little when Republican politicians don the ill-fitting mantle of self-righteousness and deliver holier-than-thou sermons on morality.
  2. These companies use the holier-than-thou strategy.
  3. So please, spare us all that holier-than-thou attitude you aren't worthy of.

News

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

    Keck's Exclusives First Look: Anna Camp Goes Back to True Blood Seattle Post-Intelligencer Copyright 2013 Seattle Post-Intelligencer. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed. Published 10:00 pm, Sunday, June 16, 2013 Holier-than-thou horndog Sarah Newlin (Anna Camp) was last seen on HBO's True Blood as a minister's cheating Mrs. back in ...
    on June 22, 2013     Source: seattlepi.com

Quotes

  • 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

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