Today’s English word of the day is: HOLIER-THAN-THOU. Keep reading to learn the meaning of ‘holier-than-thou’, hear the pronunciation, and read an example dialogue. With each word of the day, I only focus on one definition. To see every meaning of the word, check out its entry in the Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries or in the Merriam-Webster Learner’s Dictionary.

 

define-holier-than-thou-meaning

 

holier-than-thou: (disapproving) showing that you think that you are morally better than other people

 

American English Pronunciation: /ˌhoʊliər ðən ˈðaʊ/

 

 

🙄: I’ve had it up to here with your holier-than-thou attitude! I know you think you’re perfect, but you’ve become completely insufferable!

 

😏: Awww, you’re so blinded by your wicked ways. Poor dear. I’ll pray for you.

 

🤢: Agh!

 

 

Want more practice using the word ‘holier-than-thou’? Here are some BBC.com articles featuring today’s word of the day!

 

 

 

Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.

Come back tomorrow for another advanced English word of the day! My schedule is:

MONDAY: noun
TUESDAY: verb
WEDNESDAY: adjective
THURSDAY: slang, idiom, or phrasal verb
FRIDAY: academic, literary, or otherwise “big” vocabulary

 

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