Share this entry

holier-than-thou
American English: /ˌhoʊliərðənˈðaʊ/
British English: /həʊliəðənˈðaʊ/

Translation of holier-than-thou in Spanish:

adjective

  • (attitude)
    de superioridad moral
    Example sentences
    • This self-righteousness, this bilious holier-than-thou attitude not only amazes me, it saddens me quite a bit too.
    • This is about people and their holier-than-thou attitudes when it comes to picking and choosing their specific little tirades against humanity.
    • I don't understand the holier-than-thou attitude from someone who has always seemed very level-headed and calm.

Definition of holier-than-thou in:

Share this entry

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove ads and access premium resources

QUIZ


    Next Score: