Definition of Pharisaic in English:

Pharisaic

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adjective

  • 1Relating to or characteristic of the Pharisees or Pharisaism.

    ‘Pharisaic attitudes to the law’
    • ‘a Pharisaic rabbi’
    1. 1.1Self-righteous or hypocritical.
      • ‘Pharisaic bullies who impose their notions on others’
      self-righteous, sanctimonious, Pharisaical, holier-than-thou, pietistic, moralizing, priggish, self-satisfied, smug, hypocritical, insincere, Janus-faced, Pecksniffian, canting
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Pronunciation

Pharisaic

/ˌferəˈsāik/ /ˌfɛrəˈseɪɪk/