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.
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.
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Definition source: Oxford Learner’s Dictionaries.
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