Definition of plaster saint in English:

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plaster saint

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noun

A person who makes a show of being without moral faults or human weakness, especially in a hypocritical way.
Example sentences
  • We were all trying to be as solicitous of her family as we possibly could, without making her a plaster saint, which is not very realistic.
  • This is absurd, of course, but it is also unfair to Washington, who is less of a plaster saint and therefore more interesting than his biographer makes him out to be.
  • He's no plaster saint (like the rest of us).

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Syllabification: plas·ter saint

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