pharisaic definition

  • adjective:
    • Of, relating to, or characteristic for the Pharisees.
    • Hypocritically self-righteous and condemnatory.
    • Of or with respect to the Pharisees.
    • Emphasizing the observance of ritual or training over the meaning.
    • Self-righteous.
    • Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees.
    • Addicted to outside kinds and ceremonies; making a show of faith minus the nature of it; ceremonial; formal; hypocritical; self-righteous.
    • overly or hypocritically pious
  • others:
    • Of or regarding the Pharisees; hooked, like the Pharisees, to observance associated with the external forms and ceremonies of religion without regard to its nature or essence; for this reason, formal; hypocritical.

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