Definition of sanctimoniousness in US English:

sanctimoniousness

noun

derogatory
  • See sanctimonious

    • ‘The Anglican Consultative Council has issued a statement on the divestment controversy which achieves a truly egregious conflation of sanctimoniousness, disingenuousness and sheer moral humbug.’
    • ‘Finally, this whole business of one man's sanctimoniousness over the issue of ‘walking’ is threatening to get out of hand.’
    • ‘Having stayed in this land of elephants and snake charmers for twenty years now, I've become used to this inane exposition of sanctimoniousness.’
    • ‘After the stifling incense-choked sanctimoniousness of American politics, getting back to Britain was like coming up for air.’
    • ‘Yet he said, with a Kafkaesque sanctimoniousness, that he had promised his mother he would make it through to this trial so that he could tell the truth to the parents about their daughters' deaths.’

Pronunciation

sanctimoniousness

/ˌsæŋ(k)təˈmoʊniəsnəs//ˌsaNG(k)təˈmōnēəsnəs/