What is another word for Pharisaically?

Pronunciation: [fˌaɹɪsˈe͡ɪɪkli] (IPA)

The term Pharisaically refers to the way a person might behave or act in a hypocritical manner, often with an air of self-righteousness or excessive concern for rules and regulations. Synonyms for Pharisaically include sanctimoniously, hypocritically, insincerely, ostentatiously, self-righteously, and earnestly. Other terms that may be used to describe those who behave in a Pharisaical manner include pretentious, pious, holier-than-thou, and moralistic. Depending on the context, additional synonyms might include smug, superior, or puritanical. Regardless of the specific synonym used, they all relate to the idea of behaving in a way that is disingenuous or self-serving, rather than truly virtuous.

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What are the hypernyms for Pharisaically?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Pharisaically

Christian Reader, This holy preacher of the gospel had so many convictions upon his spirit of the necessity of the duties of humiliation and mourning, and of people’s securing the eternal interest of their souls for the life to come, by flying into Jesus Christ for remission of sins in his blood, that he made these the very scope of his sermons in many public humiliations, as if it had been the one thing which he conceived the Lord was calling for in his days; a clear evidence whereof thou shall find manifested in these following sermons upon choice texts, wherein the author endeavoureth, not only to lay before thee the necessity of these duties of soul humiliation, but also showeth thee the gospel manner of performing them, the many soul advantages flowing from the serious exercise of them, and the many soul-destroying prejudices following upon the neglect of them, but above all, thou shalt find him so fully setting forth the sinfulness of sin, and the utter emptiness of self, as may convince the most Pharisaically elated spirits, and make them cry out with Ezra, chap.
"The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning"
Hugh Binning

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