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Pharisaical

pharisaical
1. Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees. The Pharisaic sect among the jews.
2. Hence: Addicted to external forms and ceremonies; making a show of religion without the spirit of it; ceremonial; formal; hypocritical; self-righteous. Excess of outward and pharisaical holiness. . Pharisaical ostentation. . Pharisaically, Pharisaicalness.
Origin: L. Pharisaicus, Gr., cf. F. Pharisaique. See Pharisee.


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