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definition of the word pharisaic

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pharisaic (comparative more pharisaic, superlative most pharisaic)

Positive
pharisaic

Comparative
more pharisaic

Superlative
most pharisaic

  1. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees.
  2. Pharisaical; of a person or practice that emphasizes the observance of ritual or practice over the meaning.
  3. Self-righteous

The church clock strikes the second quarter.
HIGGINS [Hearing in it the voice of God, rebuking him for his Pharisaic want of charity for the poor girl]
1913, George Bernard Shaw, Pygmalion (Act I, Scene 1)

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