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Adjective: pharisaical  ,fer-u'sey-u-kul [N. Amer], ,fa-ru'sey-u-kul [Brit]
  1. Excessively or hypocritically pious
    - holier-than-thou, pietistic, pietistical, pharisaic, sanctimonious, self-righteous
Noun: Pharisee  'fer-u,see [N. Amer], 'fa-ru,see [Brit]
  1. A member of an ancient Jewish sect noted for strict obedience to Jewish traditions

See also: pious

Type of: Hebrew, Israelite, Jew

Encyclopedia: Pharisaical