Definition of whited sepulchre in English:

whited sepulchre

phrase

literary
  • A hypocrite.

    • ‘With delicious invective, Nietzsche describes the legions of modern educators who are forever trying to teach a humanistic ethic as ‘whited sepulchers who impersonate life.’’
    • ‘I wonder how He might fare today with His uncompromising stand on Hypocrites and whited sepulchres?’
    • ‘Our unusually tidy house is a sham, all deceiving beauty outside yet all corruption within, as a whited sepulchre, or market stall pear.’
    • ‘I think of one particular whited sepulchre, who insists that, ‘we must never give up on people’.’
    • ‘Instead of pointing the finger at yobs we should perhaps inspect our own whited sepulchres.’
    • ‘When asked how he would describe Vizard now, Hilliard replied: ‘He's a whited sepulchre, full of dead man's bones and rottenness.’’
    • ‘Keep up the good fight, and as to the whited sepulchres, keep giving it to them good and hard.’
    • ‘They're a bunch of whited sepulchres, and I think if we could bring religious people to see that, I think the battle would be halfway won.’
    sanctimonious person, pietist, whited sepulchre, plaster saint, humbug, pretender, deceiver, dissembler, impostor
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Pronunciation

whited sepulchre

/ˌwʌɪtɪd ˈsɛp(ə)lkə/