nounliterary or humorous
A religious hypocrite, or a hypocritical pretender to excellence of any kind.
From the name of the principal character (a religious hypocrite) in Molière's Tartuffe (1664)
- I've seen some Tartuffes you would not let through the front door.
- We are all too aware of the Tartuffes of our day using the façade of religion to further their own selfish aims.
- But neither were they Tartuffes in caftans: for them, like their Arab predecessors, the erotic and the spiritual coexisted along a delicate continuum.
(also Tartuffery) noun
- Example sentences
- Critics have dismissed these exercises as so much Tartuffery.
- Every people has its own Tartuffery and calls it its virtues.
- It will be damn hard to find global solutions while you still have global Tartufferie.
Words that rhyme with Tartuffealoof, behoof, goof, hoof, pouffe, proof, roof, shadoof, spoof, underproof, woof
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