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Of or pertaining to the Pharisees
Pharisaical; of a person or practice that emphasizes the observance of ritual or practice over the meaning


excessively or hypocritically pious; "a sickening sanctimonious smile"
{s} emphasizing religious observance over sincere belief; hypocritical
Addicted to external forms and ceremonies; making a show of religion without the spirit of it; ceremonial; formal; hypocritical; self-righteous
Of or pertaining to the Pharisees; resembling the Pharisees
Pertaining to the Pharisees, a school of ancient Jews noted for their strict and formal observance of both written law and traditional rites Hence, tending to observe external forms without regard for the essence of inner spiritual feeling Thus, a connotation of overly formal, hypocritical self-righteousness